School teacher abducted
Tanzeem-e-Assaatza Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has warned that if the school teacher abducted from District Tank is not rescued then the union will launch a protest movement. They have given the deadline of one week to administration for recovering him.
Two new blocks inaugurated in University of Swabi
A gracious ceremony was held in University of Swabi for inaugurating the newly built blocks. Prof. Dr. Noor Jahan, VC of UoS was the chief guest of the ceremony.
Teachers demand promotions
The rights of teachers in service for past many years, are being violated by the education department. They are asking for time scale based promotions.
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Mission of education for all
Principal of Allma Iqbal Education Academy has vowed that the mission of education for all will be accomplished at all costs. Every child will be provided free education notwithstanding his wealth status.
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Student allegedly commits suicide at private school campus In Peshawar
A student of grade seven allegedly committed suicide at the premises of private school in the outskirts of Peshawar on Saturday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police DSP Sajjad confirmed to Dawn News that the student committed suicide inside the school, which is situated in Gul Bela area of the provincial capital.
Higher Education Dept. To set up quality support unit for Varsities, Colleges
The higher education department has initiated work on establishment of quality support unit to improve research, curricula and management quality in the public sector universities and colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to officials.
Unexpected result of middle exams
Muqtadar Baloch of Watan Students Organisation has censured the Chairman Board for unexpected results in Middle exams. According to him, large number of students has been failed by the Board deliberately.
Discouraging absent teachers
As enrolment campaign is on full swing in Balochistan, President of government Teachers Association has said that the habitually absent teachers are going to be discouraged. Schools are going to reopen from 1st March. Teachers should try to increase their attendance in class rooms.
Hurdles in renaming Chakar Khan University
Baloch Students Organisation has lashed against the proposal for renaming Mir Chakar Khan University. According to BSO members, some ethnic groups are deliberately fuming this issue for their own political gains.
Death of Saqiba Kakar is a Mystery
Chairman of AQM, Ahmed Khan has said that the death of Saqiba Kakar is a strange mystery. This is why, those at the helm of affairs shy away from registering the FIR of this case.
Higher Education Commission team visits Turbat University
A team of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) visited Turbat University to review management practices and quality assurance at the newly established institution during a meeting with the university management, the HEC team headed by Dr. Khawaja Azam Ali, former director general of HEC’s Quality Assurance Agency.
Income tax exemption for teachers restored
AJK High court has restored the previous tax exemption for teachers. Teachers celebrated the news with great joy and also paid tribute to their lawyers.
Plantation campaign in Kotli’s Boys Inter College
Forestry Department Kotli Division has launched the plantation campaign from Boys Inter College Chowki Samaahna. DFO and college principal planted a tree each in the courtyard of college.
Lack of resources in implementing education policy
Minister of Education for Schools, Abdul Waheed has said that AJK govt. wants to take exemplary steps for promoting and implementing the education policy. But the resource constraint has hampered the govt. from doing so.
123,148 students to appear in annual SSC exams
Secondary School Certificate (SSC), matric annual exams 2016 would start from tomorrow (Tuesday) as all the arrangements in this regard have been finalised by Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) for transparent and smooth holding of exams in which 123,148 students will take part.
Pakistan has 24 million out of school children
A staggering 24 million Pakistani children are out of school, a new government report showed, laying bare the state of education in a country where around a quarter of the population is believed to be under 16. Of the 50.8 million children aged five to 16 in the country, 47 per cent do not receive an education, according to the annual Pakistan Education Statistics report for 2014-2015,
SLS students celebrate World Radio Day
Students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, New Lalazar campus celebrated World Radio Day, says a press release. Students of Junior to Advance Montessori and Class 1 invited their parents and other guests to come and understand why World Radio Day was declared by UNESCO to be celebrated on February 13 every year.
High achievers award ceremony held at RMS
Success, medals, certificates and smiles full of pride and happiness defined the aura of the ‘Edexcel High Achievers & International Achievement Awards Ceremony 2016’ for the Millennium Roots Schools, says a press release.
Sports festival in medical and dental college
Islamabad Medical and Dental College held annual sports festival last week. Chairman, Dr. Ghulam Akbar Niazi encouraged the students for sports activities.
CADD meets today on FDE job regularisation issue
For the daily wagers of Federal Directorate of Education the long wait for the Capital Administration and Development Division’s decision on their demand for service regularisation appears to be over. The reason is that the top bosses of the CADD, which oversees the FDE, are to meet today (Monday) to finalise the strategy to sort out the longstanding issue once and for all. Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101652-CADD-meets-today-on-FDE-job-regularisation-issue
Free education for prisoners
AIOU has posted admission forms and prospectus to prisoners of all the jails of Pakistan with a view to provide free education to them up to B.A. level. They can get admissions in the spring semester 2016 by 4th March 2016.
Roadmap for 10,000 PHDs
Federal Minister for Planning and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal has announced that in partnership with USA, Pakistan has made a strategic roadmap for producing 10,000 PhD scholars in the fields of science and technology. Growth rate will touch 6 pc by 2018.
New colleges for capital suburbs planned
Here comes good news for the residents of Islamabad’s disadvantaged suburban areas as the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has planned the establishment of five new educational institutions there. However, the plan’s execution is linked to allocation of funds in the next fiscal. According to a relevant CADD official, the proposed schools and colleges will be established in Islamabad’s suburbs to provide local residents with free education.
159 receive degree in IMCG convocation
About 150 students of different batches and disciplines received degrees yesterday at the 6th annual convocation of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-6/2. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Minister of state for Capital Administration and development division, who awarded degrees and prizes to the students. Cash prizes, gold medal & certificates were awarded to the students who had passed their examination with distinction. While addressing the audience Tariq Fazal Chaudhry lauded the PM’s initiative for up-gradation of infrastructure and soft component of 422 schools of Federal Capital.
Experts find flaws with HEC’s varsity ranking
The ranking of public sector universities announced by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has several flaws. Some education experts believe that the ranking should be carried out by independent bodies as per international practices.
SECP in collaboration with FU organizes awareness seminar
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), taking forward its financial literacy campaign on investment education and awareness, organised a seminar for the students of Foundation University (FU) at its campus in Rawalpindi. The seminar was organised by the Department of Business and Economics of Foundation University.
Students, Official Dignitaries Laud AIOU’s remarkable role for education
Students, community members and official dignitaries lauded the role of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for fighting out illiteracy and promoting higher education through distance learning system. During their visit to the university’s stall set up at Education Expo, they said that AIOU successfully implemented its charter on mass literacy and meeting the education need of the people of various groups through its diversified educational academic programmes.
QAU holds training on management skills
A series of training on effective management skills in collaboration with Modern University Governance Program (MUG) was held for employees of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU). The objective of the training was to equip the participants with basic management principles, decision making, interpersonal, stress and time management skills. The participants also prepared procedures and policies for better understanding and clarity of the rules.
OGDCL, IBA launch ‘Talent Hunt Programme’ for KP students
Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi have launched a ‘Talent Hunt Programme 2016’ for students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), a senior official said. Under the programme, talented students from less privileged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) would be selected for their grooming and preparation and subsequent admission in IBA’s BBA and BS programmes.
IIU campus in Saudi Arabia on the Cards
President and International Islamic University Chancellor Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said the proposal of establishing an IIU campus in Saudi Arabia had been discussed with the Saudi leadership and that the Pakistani government would keep perusing the matter. He said this while addressing a seminar on ‘Islamic Banking and Finance in Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges’ organised by the Islamic Research Institute of (IRI) of the university on the Faisal Masjid campus.
Latest technology to help promote education in capital schools
The federal government has decided to utilize modern technology in the capital’s public schools for the promotion of education in connection with Prime Minister’s Education Transformation Programme.
Talking to APP an official of the ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) said that federal government was working on two separate information technology projects aiming to ensure teacher and staffers attendance and to review the facilities in the capital’s public schools.
Backlog: PMDC renews 7,000 registration certificates
Clearing the backlog, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has renewed in the last fortnight 7,000 registration certificates pending since last year. Of late, the PMDC president and Executive Committee members visited the registration section after learning that a large number of cases of registration certificates had long been pending for renewal.
More seminaries are opening up but enrollment is declining
Enrollment in religious seminaries in the country has started declining significantly despite a surge in the number of madrasahs. The ‘Education Statistics 2014-15’ report, which was launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training on Thursday, also revealed a decline of 18pc in the total enrollment at the postgraduate level in universities against the corresponding year (2013-14).
Funding for play group to be stopped
Punjab Educational Foundation (PEF) has decided to stop the funding for play group in the schools affiliated with Education Voucher Scheme. This decision will apply from the start of new academic year in April, 2016. On the other hand, teachers from Gujar Khan have spoken against handing over of successful schools to PEF.
Private schools barred from fee hike without approval
Punjab Assembly on Friday passed a legislation restricting the profit-making spree of the private schools, barring them from raising fee without prior approval of the authorities and forcing parents to purchase books, uniforms etc. from particular shops, besides imposing heavy fines on violation and running educational institutions without registration.
Matric exams to start from Tomorrow
Annual Matric exams, in all over Punjab, will be starting tomorrow. 355 examination centers have been made in Rawalpindi. DCO has also imposed Clause 144 in the areas adjacent to sensitive examination center. Irrelevant people won’t be allowed to enter the examination centers. Meanwhile, private schools have also started minting unnecessary fees from students as the exams have drawn close.
Protest against absence of college in Rawalpindi
Local residents and NGO representatives staged a protest against non-construction of Boys and Girls Degree College in Dhoke Syedan, Rawalpindi. The construction work on Dhoke Syedan colleges had started back in 2007 but they have not been constructed hitherto.
UET graduates get applauded by their VC
UET Alumni from 1960s called upon the Vice Chancellor, UET Lahore. VC said that the graduates of UET are a valuable asset of the varsity as well as whole nation.
Fake captain held after giving lecture at college
A man, who had delivered a lecture at a premier educational institution, impersonating an army captain, has been taken into custody. Sajjad Rao went to the Forman Christian College introducing himself as an army captain and ended up delivering a lecture to the students on Feb 17, says a source in a sensitive state organisation.
‘Mat’a-e-Watan’ : Book remembering APS martyrs Launched
A book ‘Mata’a-e-Watan’ written by Rabia Rehman Rohi to pay homage and highlight the sacrifices of martyrs of the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, was launched at Alhamra Art Council on Saturday. Addressing the ceremony, Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Hussain said the government would not rest till elimination of last terrorist.
Education vouchers being distributed among students
The Punjab Education Foundation has decided to stop funding of play group of private schools associated with its Education Voucher Scheme (EVS). However, this will effect from the month of April 2016 when the next academic session will formally commence.
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School heads to submit security clearance certificate
The board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Faisalabad has asked the heads of educational institutional, where examination centers have been set up for Matric exams 2016, to submit security clearance certificate.
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PU sign MOU with Chinese Varsities
Prof Fang Hao, Vice President, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, D. Xiaoqing Xie, School of Public Administration, Dr. Changqian Ma, Professor of Petrology and Mr. Yuang Jiang, Director International Students Office, China University of Geosciences paid a visit to Punjab University Vice-Chancellor on Monday.
UET alumni call on VC
A delegation of students from the batch of 1960's visited the University Of Engineering & Technology (UET) and called on the vice-chancellor. Speaking on the occasion, the VC Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid said they were an asset not just for the university but the country and the UET always took pride of its graduates. The VC also said UET respected their contribution to the institution and the country. He added that the university was a kind of platform where former students could share their professional experiences and visionary suggestions with students and teachers.
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PPSC ensures fair, merit-based, speedy system: Chairman
Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Chairman Lt Gen (r) Sajjad Akram has said that PPSC has ensured a system which is fair, free, merit-based and expeditious with the sole aim to promote excellence and professionalism through right selection. In an exclusive interview with the APP on Sunday, he said the commission had recommended suitable and the best candidates for recruitment to different provincial departments maintaining merit, transparency and fairness which are hallmarks of the PPSC since its inception in 1937.
Women must use education for national uplift: Governor
The first session of the 14th Convocation of Government College University (GCU) was held here on Friday in which 664 MPhil/MS and 48 PhD degrees were awarded to the students besides seven co-curricular medals, 24 out of total 48 PhD degrees were awarded to female students. The convocation was organised in three sessions. One was held on Friday which was presided over by Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana.
College ordered to address issues
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have warned a medical college in Lahore to rectify its deficiencies within one month or strict action will be taken against it. According to a press release issued here, PM&DC President Prof Dr. Shabbir Lahri on Friday paid a surprise visit to the college in Lahore to examine facilities being provided to the students at a par with PM&DC standards.
GCU students visit field firing
A large group of students and faculty members from Govt College University (GCU) Lahore visited the Ranges field firing at Tilla Jogian near Jhelum and witnessed live fire power demonstration by troops in a simulated battle environment. According to an ISPR press release issued on Saturday the visit was meant to enlighten the youth on operational preparedness of Pak Army and encourage a closer interaction to further enhance their morale, motivation and confidence.
Bridging barriers: Olympiad: A time to learn by playing
As many as 150 schoolchildren from various institutes run by non-government organisations (NGOs) participated in the Bridging Barriers Olympiad 2016 on Sunday at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Student Unions: Nationalist narratives in education discussed at talk
“The concept of mass education was introduced during the 19th century as a result of the changing social relations caused by industrialisation,” said Ammar Ali Jan, a faculty member from the Government College University. He was speaking at a talk titled Questioning Student Unions, on Sunday.
GCU to benefit from international, national scholars
Government College University (GCU) on Saturday announced introducing a western concept of Professor of Practice, Writer in Residence and Artiste in Residence on the pattern of world top universities. Addressing the second session of the university's 14th Convocation, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Hassan Amir Shah said the initiative was aimed to benefit from the services of international and national scholars, writers and artistes of great eminence for a fixed time period who do not meet the customary requirements of university service but their outstanding acumen in their respective fields can enrich the university culture.
Conference on security issues of academic institutes
Tech Society Club held a conference on ‘Security Issues of Academic Institutes and their Solutions’. Speaking at the conference, former IG Punjab Shaukat Javed opined that instead of being defensive, a planned offensive should be launched against the terrorists.
Security of more than 6,000 schools declared insufficient
Government schools of Punjab have allocated funds of 2.75 billion rupees for security. Similarly, private schools also mince millions from the students for security. Even then, 3251 government schools and 2750 private schools have been declared as security defaulters.
Teachers should also focus on character building of students
President of Anjuman e Faiz e Islam, Siddique Akbar, has said that the teachers should also focus upon the character building of students. They should save them from being extremist and criminal.
Business Conference in UCP
Business School of University of Central Punjab held the third international business conference. Huge flora of renowned academicians, researchers and CEOs graced the conference with their presence.
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Lack of education facilities in Narang Mandi
It is a stark reality that no society can prosper without education. But Narang Mand is such vicinity that has very bleak condition of education facilities. So much so, furniture is also missing in the schools.
Teaching the teachers
The 5th Teachers’ Literature Festival (TLF) held at the Dawood Public School on Sunday addressed multiple issues faced by educationists in Pakistan and sought to find a viable solution to their concerns. In the panel discussions and presentations, among other things, interactive problem-solving techniques were discussed in which an interesting diversity of teaching staff participated.
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‘Educators must be protected, hate material removed from curricula’
As the Children's Literature Festival got off to a steady start on Friday, one session in particular asked and answered all the right questions about the curriculum taught in schools across the country. Moderated by Peter Jacob, who has also written about the matter, the session – titled 'Curriculum of Peace or Hate' – saw an insightful discussion among Dr Fozia Khan, Ameena Saiyid, Zubeida Mustafa, Romana Hussain and Sabrina Dawood.
Transport issues in University of Karachi
There are only 28 points/routes for 35,000 students of UoK. This is why, only 10 percent of the students actually get benefited from the transport facility. 75 pc of the students don’t feel satisfied with the service standard of official buses.
USAID partners with Sindh govt. to improve schools management
The Sindh education and literacy department signed agreements with two organisations to manage the first group of schools constructed under the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sindh Basic Education Programme. The management agreements with the Institute of Business Administration Sukkar and Charter for Compassion Pakistan apply to four schools in Khairpur and Sukkar districts. USAID and Sindh government have entered into an agreement on Basic Education Program. 106 schools will be included in this program. The program will prove to be a milestone in improving the quality of education at the primary level.
IT teachers deprived of salaries
IT teachers of different schools in Talhaar tehsil have been wanting in salaries for the past 8 months. Teachers have pleaded that they are living from hand to mouth and they should be remunerated as early as possible.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-02-28/page-2
Patronage of research activities
Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University, Dr. Salman D Muhammad has asserted that the university will support the research culture among students. It will support the researchers in their research endeavors.
Scientific Advancement for Growth
Former Chairman HEC, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman has said that in order to achieve sustainable growth we shall have to brace ourselves with the latest science and technology. At this moment we can grow only by tapping in the potential of our human resources.
Reservations against entertainment fund for officers of education department
Some reservations have come up against the entertainment fund for officers of education department from Tanzeem-e-Assaatza Pakistan. Govt. of Sindh has disbursed 20 crore rupees in this head.
Girls should help humanity instead of staying at homes
While addressing the convocation of Peoples Medical University of Medical and Health Science, Nawabshah, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed stressed that the girls should help out humanity instead of staying idle at homes.
Country’s first Cadet College for girls to start classes in September
The academic session of first girls Cadet College of the country 'Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls' would commence classes from September. The names for the principal and admin officers have already been finalised. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Vice Marshal Suleiman Bukhari disclosed this while presiding over a meeting of the board of directors of Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls.
DPS hosts 5th Teachers’ Literature Festival
The 5th Teachers Literature Festival (TLF) was held at the Dawood Public School Karachi on Sunday by Idara-e–Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP), Dawood Public School and Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI). With the attendance of over 4,000 teachers the festival was filled with excitement and eagerness to learn different ways of teaching and delivering material effectively during classes. 70 of the teachers attending TLF were from primary government schools all over Karachi.
Counter-Terrorism University to be established In Karachi: AIGP
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Special Security Unit, Sindh Police, Maqsood Ahmed, on Saturday said that a decision had been taken to establish a Counter-Terrorism University of international standard under Security Vision 2020 to facilitate students to study and research new trends of terrorism and modus operandi of terrorists along with new methods to effectively counter the menace.
Centre for excellence in journalism opens at IBA
An initiative for the professional training of journalists in Pakistan, the Center for Excellence in Journalism, was inaugurated at the IBA (city campus) on Saturday. The CEJ is a collaboration of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the United States Department of State.
Academic insight: Arts education in Pakistan Is very weak, says Rukhsana Khan
Award-winning Canadian-Pakistani children’s author Rukhsana Khan talked about the dismal state of arts education in Pakistan after a session on ‘Author’s Showcase’ on the second day of the fourth Children’s Literature Festival at Dawood Public School on Saturday.
Work of 240 researchers showcased at DUHS
Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Department of Research organised a seminar to celebrate '7th Annual Research Day' followed by research poster competition on Saturday at Ojha Campus. Renowned Scientist Prof Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman was the chief guest whereas DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan, Prof Masroor, Prof Junaid Ashraf, Dr Kashif Shafique, besides senior faculty members and students attended the seminar.
Shaher-e-Kitab to be setup in Karachi
Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literacy Heritage Irfan Siddiqui Sunday said that Shaher-e-Kitab , an academic and literary city, would be established to help restore the usual hustle and bustle here in metropolis.
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KU promotes 35 officers twice without selection board
A new scam surfaced in the University Of Karachi (KU) in which some varsity officials were promoted twice in others ranks without holding meeting of selection board, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday through reliable sources. The university officials, who were awarded with double promotions, are placed in non-teaching pool of the varsity.
SBC gets new VC, Secretary
Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed and Zain-ul-Abideen were on Sunday elected as the vice chairman and secretary of the Sindh Bar Council (SBC), respectively. Their selection was announced after a meeting of the SBC under the chairmanship of Sindh Advocate General Nisar Ahmed Durrani. The meeting was attended by 30 of the total 33 members and the duo was elected through a unanimous vote.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101620-SBC-gets-new-VC-secretary
Hamdard University awards degrees to 1,166 students
As many as 1,166 students of the Hamdard University received their degrees at the educational institution’s 20th convocation at the Mueed Hall, Madinat al-Hikmah on Saturday. Of them, 549 candidates were conferred upon degrees in absentia while 617 passing-out students attended the ceremony. Along with graduates, seven students were awarded PhD degrees and 21 received their MPhil degrees.
KU students witness training sessions at SSU Headquarters
Students of the University of Karachi visited headquarters of the Special Security Unit (SSU) of the Sindh Police and witnessed training sessions of special commandos on Saturday. Around 70 students of the Department of Criminology, KU, along with their faculty members witnessed the SSU management system with regard to counter terrorism in the country. They were briefed by AIGP Security SSU Maqsood Ahmed about the different sections of the department and the advanced being provided training according to international standards.
Our academic end? By Yusuf Abbasi
Promotion of quality education is the vision of present government and also the need of this era. However, a debate is needed to discuss the moorings of government’s vision.
Legislation against Private schools fees hike
The rising private school fees have hit the middle class badly. They are charging hefty fees to the parents. Specially, American and British system schools are charging heavy fees.
For Knowledge Based Economy By Dr. Atta ur Rehman
There are four basic pillars of growth in any nation state: 1- Quality higher education; 2- Science and Technology; 3- Business Innovations and 4- A wide ranging administrative system that prefers the capacity building of human resources.
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Education for all By Dr. Awais Farooqi
The basic reason cited for growing illiteracy in the country is lack of uniform education facilities for all. Apart from it, lack of trained teachers, old curriculum and ignorance of monitoring and evaluation also contribute towards growing illiteracy.
Educational goals of Maryum Nawaz By Asadullah Ghalib
When Maryum Nawaz was given the role to supervise loans of billions then she had to face civil society criticism. But now she has taken the responsibility for promoting primary education. She deserves appreciation for her educational manifesto.
The Sinking Ship of Education By Ayaz Ahmed
The recent suicide committed by a teenage girl from Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah district reflects the inherent, yet neglected, issues plaguing our defective education system. It is quite sad that the ever-slumbering government has brushed aside such a shocking and heart-rending incident. If the incumbent government continues delaying the reforms that our education system needs, more such deaths and terrorism will be the result.
Education in a shambles
Education is under attack in Pakistan. Not just from the terrorists who continue to target centres of learning based on misguided principles of piety. Education has been under attack in Pakistan <http://labs.tribune.com.pk/attack-on-education/> for a long time in a determined and systematic manner.
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Students and stupidity
For the second time in a month, schoolchildren have caused fear and confusion by exploding what are described as ‘crackers’ in or near school premises. In the first instance which happened in Karachi, a group of disgruntled students threw ‘crackers’ at a private school from which they were fee-defaulters and had been excluded from an examination.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1055085/students-and-stupidity/
Education a missing facility Danish Iftikhar
Education is the backbone of a cinilized and developed society. This provides us the platform to get aware of what is right and what is wrong. Education is a fruitful tree whose taste would make one’s life delicious.
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Knowledge is wisdom
The word means an ability to read and write. In a civilized country, every citizen should learn how to read and write. If not he is called an illiterate person.
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Letters to the Editor
Primary and middle exams
2.2 million Students who took the primary and middle exams held by Punjab Examination Commission (PEC), have been declared as passed. However, the result was supposed to be announced on 31st March, 2016.
The school van or rickshaws are normally so much overloaded that they give the look of a poultry carrier. But no one from the administration gives attention to this issue.
Teacher: An important element of academic process
69 years have passed since Pakistan’s independence. But we have not been able to form some suitable policy for our education system. Policy makers should focus upon the quality of teachers.
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Agitation amongst medical students
Due to dearth of public sector medical colleges, lots of talented students lose the opportunity of getting medical education. Millions have been spent on the already present colleges.
Demand for recovery of a school teacher
Peshawar: On February 22nd, the Primary school teacher, Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman was kidnapped in the Ali Khel village on gun point. The Provincial President Mr Hameed-ul-Haq, the Secretary Dr. Muhammad Nasir and others have demanded for his recovery within a week.
Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2
School building could not be constructed due to political involvement
Alpuri: The Alpuri Batkot School could not be constructed due to political involvement. The students of six villages of the area are deprived of education.
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No teacher available for 220 students
Mardan: There is no teacher available for 220 students in Government Higher Secondary School Khoie Birmol. The annual education session time is going to end but there is no single subject specialist in the school. The future of students seems to be dark.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8
Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5
JTI decides to protest against FIRs on students
Peshawar: The Jamiat Tulaba Islam Peshawar decided and announces the demonstration protest campaign against the provincial government, as they lodged the FIRs against the students because they held the protest. The JTI President Fazal ur Rehman and others said the protest demonstration is the democratic right of the students.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Teachers announce boycott of class 5th examinations
Shabqadar: The joint meeting of the teachers’ organization was held in Shabqadar to boycott the 5th class examination due to ignorance in duty assignment.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 4
Gomal University student’s protest camp enters third day
Peshawar: The protest camp for Gomal University students enters the third day. The students announced to continue their protest until their demands are accepted. They also announced to extend their protest.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2
26 thousand teachers will be appoint on merit by March: M. Atif
Peshawar: The Provincial Minister Education Atif Khan said that he will provide the missing facilities to the government school jobs; 10 billion rupees are being spent. In first week of March 2016, 26000 teachers will be appointed on merit, which will improve the school’s performance. These views were shared by him during the Prize Distribution Ceremony of Mardan Educational Board.
Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
Number of students increasing, but school building is small to suffice
Takht Nusrati: The provincial government’s injustice continued in Tkhti Nusrati; the school building is very small but the number of students increased up to 500. The Education Department Officials are silent about the provision of basic facilities to school. There are only 17 teachers for 500 hundred students and also there is no drinking water and electricity available in the school.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
DEO Hazaq-ur-Rehman visits school
Lukki Marwat: The District Education Officer, Hazaq-ur-Rehman had surprise visit to the Taja Zai Circle government schools inspecting the teachers.
Student suicides on resentment with girlfriend
Peshawar: A student, named Suleman had some differences with his girlfriend, who hurt him and on last day he took school watchman’s gun and opened fire on himself.
Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.1
Provincial Government has failed to implement educational reforms: Nawab Yousafzai
Peshawar: The Vice President Awami National Party, city District Peshawar and Malgarei Ustazaan, District President, Mr. Nawab Ali Yousafzai said that the Provincial Government has failed to implement educational reforms in the province. He said that PTI has introduced the educational emergency in the province but still there is no change observed. The exam through NTS in Primary plan was also failing. There were claims about the reforms in the education which are totally unsuccessful and the government spent a huge amount on the meeting with NGOs and educationist went all in vain.
Teachers give full attention towards a child’s education and training: Shah Jehan
Jahangira: The Sub Division Education Officer Tehsil Lahore, Mr. Shah Jehan said that the teachers must give their full attention towards a child’s education and training. He said that the teacher’s life, character and behavior are an example for students. He shared these views during the surprise visit of Circle Tor Dher different schools GPS No.1, GPS No.2, GPS No.3, Wisal Abad.
We are busy in education development in Deer Bala, says Sahibzada Saifuddin
Darwarra: Mr. Sahibzada Saifuddin, Program Officer Elementary Education Foundation Deer Balas said during the Media briefing that Elementary Education Foundation is busy to overcome the educational deficiency and problems in Deer Bala. He said that we will spread education institution’s net in the entire District. He said that their girls’ communities schools are working in different Union Councils, where total 1960 boys & girl students are getting education under the supervision of qualified staff.
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The Rs 10b school improvement project <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1001380/missing-facilities-atif-orders-rush-job-on-rs10b-school-improvement-project/> will be invested in making facilities available to schools
Peshawar: The Provincial Minister Education, Mr. Atif Khan said to provide the missing facilities to the government schools job we are spending 10 billion rupees. In March 2016 first week, 26000 teachers will be appointed on merit which will improve the school’s performance. These views were shared by him during the Prize Distribution Ceremony of Mardan Educational Board.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3
Daily Awam-un-Nas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
23 students got injured due to falling of a wall
Swat: The 23 students got injured due to the wall fallen on the students in private school Khawazakhela. According to the details in far flung areas of Shalpeen a private education institution Shah Waliullah Model School wall fallen on the students and 23 students of the different classes got injured, they were then immediately taken to the hospital.
Parents protest against the harassment of girls during a paper
Haripur: The class fifth examination started for girls & boys schools in District Haripur. During the examinations in government girl’s high school Aloli, In-Charge Head Mistress harassed the students which affect the students’ mind & they forgot the answers of the question. The parents protested against the behavior of the in-charge and demanded from the DEO (Female) to take notice and orders her to adopt soft behavior with the students.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Girls Primary school closed since weeks
District Turbat: The Social activist Dasht patook Mr. Muhammad Yousif said that Girls Primary school Patook is closed from many weeks; absenteeism of teacher’s creating hindrances in girls Education. Education department is silent spectator at this chaotic situation.
It is condemnable to fail students in Middle examinations: Wattan SF Aali
District Quetta: The Central Chief Organizer Wattan Student Federation Aali Mr. Muqtadir Baloch condemned the failure of students in Middle examinations. He said educational institutions with planned conspiracy imparting education for sack of name and failure of giant portion of students is proving to drag Balochistan in ignorance and backwardness. He demanded from Provincial Government to take notice of failure of thousands of students in Middle examinations.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-29-2016/quetta/page2.asp
Copy culture can’t be eradicated solely with statements: BSO
District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary BSO, Mr. Nasir Baloch along with others said in joint statement that copy culture can’t be eradicated solely with statements, announcements & aids. They said action during examinations is taken only to humiliate the students, while root causes of copy culture are still stagnant there. They said such schools which are violating rules are still free from any legal actions.
Zamran schools are closed and teachers are absent: Sardar Wali Zamran
District Turbat: The Social figure Sardar Wali Zamran along with others said in joint statement that all schools of zamran are closed and teachers are absent; the educational decline is at the peak in the area. Government is not focusing on educational development and provision of basic facilities. He demanded from Government to take steps for reopening the schools for continuation of educational process.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3
All challenges can be faced through education: Sardar Haider Nasir
Dakki: The Ex-Provincial Minister Mr. Sardar Haider Nasir speaking in school ceremony of prize distribution said all challenges can be faced through Education; no dreams can turn into reality without Education. He said children are the future and these kids should be ornamented with quality Education.
Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6
Distribution of free text books will be completed in first week of March: Sadullah
District Quetta: The Caretaker Chairman Balochistan Text Book Board Mr. Sadullah said that distribution of free text books will completed in first week of March. He added that 95% free distribution of text books have been taken place in district Quetta and 60% in other district. He said remaining percentage will be completed as soon as possible in the first week of March.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-28-2016/Quetta/page5.asp
Parents and teachers can play role for eradication of copy culture: Controller Examinations
District Loralai: The Controller Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Balochistan said while press conferencing that parents and teachers can play effective role in eradication of copy culture. He said school & children performance is directly associated with teachers. He added teachers should adopt such Educational strategies, so that students could not rely on copy culture.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-28-2016/Quetta/page5.asp
Balochistan University is dragged deliberately towards decline: Nasir Baloch
District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary BSO Mr. Nasir Baloch, along with others said that department of Pharmacy, Balochistan University has become the epicenter of corruption and black mailing. Teachers consciously are failing candidates in examinations and bestowing near and dears. The Baluchistan University is dragged towards decline deliberately with planned strategy and intention.
Notice should be taken of closure of Qilli School: Mehrullah Siddiqi
District Awaran: Mr. Mehrullah Siddiqi of JUI said that Qilli School is closed from 08 years, which is enmity with children and parents. The school is located in Tehsil Jhao. Due to closure of school, children are suffering a lot in getting Education.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Scholarships should be awarded to poor and eligible students: Zahoor Ahmed
District Quetta: The General Secretary Balochistan Mutahida Mahaz Zahoor Ahmed and others said in joint statement that scholarships are purely right of poor and eligible students; nepotism in this regard is violation of rights of poor students. They said all scholarships should be distributed among poor/eligible students.
Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 2
Illegal recruitment should be cancelled in University: Pashtoonkhuwa SO
District Quetta: The Pashtoonkhuwa SO and South Pashtoonkhuwa zone stated that illegal recruitments in study center of university of Balochistan should be cancelled, demanding from the vice chancellor to cancel forged recruitments and to investigate matter properly for taking action against culprits. They called it blunder to appoint dozen of people without any test and interview.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-27-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Balochistan University is dragged deliberately towards decline: BSO
District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary BSO Mr. Nasir Baloch along with others said department of Pharmacy, Balochistan University has become the epicenter of corruption and black mailing. Teachers consciously are failing candidates in examinations and bestowing near and dears. Balochistan University is dragged towards decline deliberately with planned strategy and intention.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-27-2016/Quetta/page3.asp
Changing name of Mir Chakar University is unacceptable: Munir Jalib Baloch
District Quetta: The Central Secretary General BSO, Mr. Munir Jalib said that changing name of Chakar University is unacceptable. He said such conspiracies will produce hatred among the nation and chaos in society. He emphasized politicians and nationalists to play role not to change name of university.
Educational institutions presenting a view of archeological sites: Watan SF Aali
District Quetta: The central organizer WSF, Mr. Muqtadir Baloch and others said in joint statement that educational institutions are presenting archeological sites with ongoing corruption on its peak. They said PSF is fighting for the rights of student; people should raise voice against poverty and social injustice.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Demand to upgrade Primary School
District Khuzdar: BNP Tehsil Wadh leader Mr. Mir Jaleel Ahmed Mengal demanded from Education department to upgrade the primary school of Qilli Gul Jan Abad into Middle school. He said there is none any school among three union councils and children have to go to other village which is hectic. He said Government should facilitate the children with basic education as their basic right.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8
All arrangements completed for Matriculation Examinations beginning from tomorrow
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Matriculation Examinations of Bahawalpur Board are going to begin from Tomorrow. The Controller Examination said that students have been sent roll number slips, while the remaining can download from the board Website. On the other hand, the District Police Officer Rahim Yar Khan, Mr. Zeeshan Asghar has made strict security arrangements on and around examination Centers and roads leading to it.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9
Sports Festival – 15000