29th April 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Karak College students protest power outages

The students of the Government Postgraduate College Karak locked the main gate of the campus and blocked Bannu Road on Thursday to protest the prolonged power outages in the area. The protesters said the excessive load shedding lasting 20 hours daily had stressed them out especially when their final examinations were at hand.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255182/karak-college-students-protest-power-outages

Non-Entry of irrelevant persons at examination centers

Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Rayaz Khan visit several centers at Peshawar. They instructed security and management to restrict the entry of any irrelevant person outside the centers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485821&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160429


Decline in enrolment ratio

In Peshawar ratio of enrolment in Government Schools declined under admission expedition. In Primary male and Female Schools ratio of admitted students is only 5 to 6 percent which is comparatively very low than last year’s admissions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485896&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160429


Better education is the requirement of time

Razmina Khattak Chairman of NCHD said that better education is the requirement of time and only way of progress government must ensure the provision of education to every student.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-04-29/page-3


Boycott of teachers in Bajaur Agency

Teachers of Bajaur Agency boycott class activities for not promoting them to upper grades. This boycott affects the education of students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-04-29/page-3


APS Mardan wins best school of the year award

Mardan clinched top four positions of the Army Public School annual award in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said Inter Services Public Relations. A statement said that the award distribution ceremony was held at Iqra Auditorium, APS Peshawar on Thursday Corps Commander Lt-Gen Hidayatur Rahman was chief guest on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255188/aps-mardan-wins-best-school-of-the-year-award


Marked increase in budget for girl’s education sought

Participants of a consultative conference have demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to increase budgetary allocation to education sector, particularly for promotion of girls’ education, in the violence-hit province.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255190/marked-increase-in-budget-for-girls-education-sought


Student kills fellow, commits suicide

A first year student killed a 9th grader and later committed suicide in Shabqadar tehsil here the other day. According to police and local people, Abdur Rehman of government degree college, Charsadda, offered Jalal to make friendship with him which the later refused.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255195/student-kills-fellow-commits-suicide


Privatisation of Auqaf School protested

Students and staff of the Auqaf Model School, Tangi, took out protest rally against privatization of the school on Thursday. Led by Yasmeen Begum, the school principal, and Nusrat Ghulam, the protesters carrying banners and placards gathered at Farooq Azam Chowk and chanted slogans against the provincial government for privatising the school.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116170-Privatisation-of-Auqaf-school-protested


Fata teachers vow to continue protest

Members of the All Teachers Association on Thursday said that schools in Fata would remain closed till the acceptance of their demand of upgrading their pay scale by the government. Speaking at a press conference at the Mohmand Press Club, Mujahid Khan, Abdul Hadi, Bashir Gul and others said the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron) and Fata Secretariat were responsible for the miseries of the community.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116167-Fata-teachers-vow-to-continue-protest


Search committee to finalise names for nine Varsities soon

The academic search committee would soon finalise names for the appointment of vice-chancellors of nine public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the completion of interviews for the purpose.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116166-Search-committee-to-finalise-names-for-nine-varsities-soon


K-P in the dark: Sole school for girls who are blind lack facilities

There is only one primary school for girls with visually impairments across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and that too has not much to offer. No higher education facilities are currently available for either girls or boys in the province.

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/1093771/k-p-in-the-dark-sole-school-for-girls-who-are-blind-lack-facilities/


KP Education spending remains below line

Despite claiming the education as top most priority of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and imposition of emergency in the sector, the PTI-led provincial set up could only spend Rs 4 billion in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year out of a total allocated amount of over Rs 15 billion.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/kp-edu-spending-remains-below-line/ 





University of FATA is expected to start its academic activities from Fall2016 while Gwadar University and Sub-Campus of University of Balochistan at Zhob are expected to start their academic activities by the year 2017.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/fata-varsity-to-start-academic-activities-soon/


Mohmand Agency, FATA protest against delays in upgrading teachers

All teachers are united for demand of up-gradation and they will continue protest in Mohmand Agency and FATA till their demands were not fulfilled.

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-04-29/page-8/detail-27




Inspection of examination centers

Inspection Teams under the supervision of deputy commissioner Quetta Dawood Ali Khan visit different examination centers and ordered to shut down the Photostat machines under the act 144.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-29-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Committee regarding school books

District Education Officer Quetta said in a press release that instructions regarding books were already forward in the schools that if they face shortage of books they might contact Ahmed Girls High School and demand for the books, and it is again reminded to managements of the school and also a committee was formalized who will work on it.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103484702&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160429


Empty posts of officers, professor, and headmasters, SESA

President of Senior Educational Staff Association said that there are twelve hundred posts of officers, headmasters, and principals in the province but only three hundred employees are working and nine hundred posts are still empty

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103484667&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160429




Education watch

A notice served by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to the Sir Syed Memorial Society (SSMS) has landed the society in trouble. A few days ago, CDA issued a final noticed to SSMS to close down the Centre for Advance Studies in Engineering (Case), which is being run on the premises of the society complex in G-5.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255130/education-watch


‘If not educated, Pakistani Youth can become a liability’

If not educated, the youth of Pakistan can become a liability as 64pc of the country’s population is under 30 years of age. This was stated by Dr Adil Najam at a seminar titled ‘Youth in Pakistan: Pakistan Human Development Report 2016’, which was held on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255137/if-not-educated-pakistani-youth-can-become-a-liability


Seminaries boom in absence of govt checks

While the government’s plan to streamline the registration and monitoring of religious seminaries appears to be a pipe dream, the number of madrasahs in the country, as well as the number of students enrolled in them, has been on the rise.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255155/seminaries-boom-in-absence-of-govt-checks


182 apocryphal Madrasas are closed

Near 200 apocryphal madrasas has been closed under the national action plan and nearly same number of Madrasas are running on foreign aid. According to reports 2 madrasas of Punjab, 167 in Sindh, and 13 in KPK were closed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485991&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160429


Security risk in schools

According to security orders by Interior Minister, the walls of sector G -6/1-4 Model School is still not elevated, neither any security barbed wires were fixed due to which school security is on risk. All the litigation's of making schools full proof were baseless.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485041&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160429


Technical Education in Girls Middle & High Schools

Punjab Government has decided to start technical education in girls’ middle and high schools in whole of the province.  According to it in girls’ school different course of beautician, stitching, cooking and computer will be introduced.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485056&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160429


Notice of Illegal appointments in Kotli University

Accountability bureau of Azad Kashmir taken notice of illegal appointments in Kotli University

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485073&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160429


High-achievers honoured at H-8 College

In order to appreciate the outstanding students of the year, the annual prize distribution ceremony of Islamabad Model Postgraduate College, Sector H-8, was held here on Thursday. Director General Federal Directorate of Education Dr. Shehnaz A Riaz was the chief guest. Faculty members were also awarded for their best performances. The ceremony began with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by Naat. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116092-High-achievers-honoured-at-H-8-college


Modern technology is compulsory for education

Senator Talha Mahmood has expressed that modern technology is compulsory for quality education. He was speaking at a seminar at the International Islamic University Islamabad on the title “Teaching Methodologies in the Modern Era”.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=ISL&id=2331073_72525798


Open University starts dispatching books

The Allama Iqbal Open University has started to dispatch the books to the students. The mailing section of the university has sped up the work in collaboration with Pakistan Post in order to complete the task within the assigned date.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=ISL&id=2331067_91550600


Prize distribution ceremony at Post Graduate College H-8

The prize distribution ceremony was held at the post graduate college H-8. Dr. Shehnaz A. Riaz expressed that the achievements of the students of H-8 College are praiseworthy.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-04-29/page-3


TMUC holds Graduation Ceremony

The Millennium University College (TMUC) organised the annual graduation ceremony of the students of London International Programme (UoL IP), says a press release. The ceremony, held in the TMUC auditorium, was an effort to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of graduating students of the University of London, Honors Degree programme in Law, Economics, Business, Management, Finance and Social Sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116091-TMUC-holds-graduation-ceremony


IIU moot ends

New inventions and modern technologies will be introduced in the teaching and learning in the classrooms of the educational institutions in Pakistan. Universities should focus on community outreach programmes to extend experiences of the academia to the end users.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116087-IIU-moot-ends


MoU signed to collect data of skilled youth

In order to ensure the employability of skilled youth, National Training and Vocational Commission (NAVTTC) Chairman Zulfiqar A. Cheema has taken an initiative to engage leading national online employment agencies in the activity.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116085-MoU-signed-to-collect-data-of-skilled-youth


Private schools get precious plots on throwaway prices

The owners of 43 top class private school chains have got the precious plots costing billions of rupees in federal capital on throwaway prices by giving false statements to the government. The school chains submitted affidavits at the time of allotment of high value plots saying they would impart education to the poor and needy children and take very little fee from them. In return the government allotted fairly high-priced plots to these schools in the name of charity.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/29-Apr-16/private-schools-get-precious-plots-on-throwaway-prices


Artisans train students in stone carving

The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) is holding the next program under craft of the month series “Lacquer Art and Stone Carving from May 2 to 8. The purpose of the program is to create knowledge among youth about the rich craft heritage of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/artisans-train-students-in-stone-carving/


Pak-US expanding education co-operation

Pakistan and the United States are expanding cooperation in the education sector and reconstitution of working group on education under PakUS Strategic Dialogue has provided an important mechanism for an extensive engagement in this field, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said, says a message received here from California.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/pak-us-expanding-education-coopration/




PU reference for former teacher

Punjab University (PU) on Thursday organised a condolence reference to pay rich tributes to internationally acclaimed physicist, former PU Faculty of Science Dean and founder of Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP) Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116075-PU-reference-for-former-teacher


Group show of top NCA graduates today

A day-long group show of six graduates of National College of Arts will open at Paint Bucket Art Gallery on Friday (today). The show titled Becoming features 18 pieces, including gouache on wasli, installations in mix media, miniatures and collages.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1093761/group-show-of-top-nca-graduates-today/


Special training courses for workers

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) will soon design special training courses for local unskilled workers by keeping needs of industries which would be initiated in an active cooperation with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/special-training-courses-for-workers/


Protest by COMSATS students

HEC denied accepting the combine degree of Comsats and Linkaster University United Kingdom. Plus HEC also reject the attestation of degrees of 2700 students who passed the exams from Comsats University. Against this dozens of students conducted protest rally in front of HEC office.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-29-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif



Budget for Education and Health

Former Prime Minister of Peoples Party Mian Mohammad Ayub said Government must announce considerable budget for education and health.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-04-29/page-9/detail-36


Equality chapters being included in the syllabus

Minister for minorities’ affairs for Punjab Khalil Tahir has stated that the government is including certain chapters in the syllabus that promote religious equality among the masses. He was addressing the students at the Lahore College for Women University.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=LHR&id=2331381_55697256


Wall comes down during construction at a school

The wall of a school came down while it was under construction. Two pedestrian children were injured in the incident. The children were given first aid at the local hospital and discharged afterwards. The EDO education has asked for a report of the incident.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=LHR&id=2331385_37223869


PU declares results

The Punjab University has declared results of some of the departments. The declared results departments include MA Economics supplementary part I (2015), MSc Zoology supplementary part I (2015) and 8th semester of 4 year BS program (2015).

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=LHR&id=2331376_66816576


13 schools handed over to Danish schools authority

13 schools have been handed over to the Danish Schools Authority. The responsibility for enhancing the quality of education and infrastructure facilities in these schools now lies with the Danish Schools Authority.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=LHR&id=2331690_99890682


Ceremony in honor of Concordia College students

A ceremony was hosted at the Royal Palms in honor of the students of the Concordia colleges. Shields and awards were distributed among the students who performed well. Music performances and dinner also accompanied the prize distribution.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=LHR&id=2331709_11613355



CM mingles with the students

The Chief Minister mingled with the students at the Khawaja Fareed Engineering and Information Technology University Rahim Yar Khan. A student expressed that he had never thought that the chief minister would ever come to his classroom.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-04-29/page-12/detail-33


Educational facilities are priority

The governor Punjab has expressed that the provision of the educational facilities is a top priority of the government. He was talking to a delegate of the Education Reporters Association (ERA).

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-04-29/8892/talem%20copy.jpg


Students at public school in Jhang forced to share space with donkeys

In yet another incident which screams of the government apathy to education, in the absence of furniture over 200 students at a public school have been forced to study in the same compound where donkeys have been tied. The 123-year-old Government Model Primary School Bhamb was established in 1892. It comprised a single room then.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/29/city/lahore/students-at-public-school-in-jhang-forced-to-share-space-with-donkeys/




598 students get degrees, medals at 9th SAU Convocation

A total of 598 successful students — 483 graduates, 95 postgraduates and 20 PhDs — received their degrees at the 9th convocation of the Sindh Agriculture University, Tando­jam, held here on Thursday. Eighteen gold and 28 silver medals were awarded to best students of different faculties, departments, disciplines and extra-curricular activities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255051/598-students-get-degrees-medals-at-9th-sau-convocation


Over 500 doctors awarded postgraduate degrees at CPSP Golden Jubilee Convocation

Over 400 fellowships and 106 memberships were awarded to successful medical professionals at the 50th convocation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) held on the college premises on Thursday. The convocation in Karachi was the first of a series of ceremonies to be held in Lahore and Islamabad in coming days.

Complete Story:  http://www.dawn.com/news/1255061/over-500-doctors-awarded-postgraduate-degrees-at-cpsp-golden-jubilee-convocation


KU awards 39 PhD, 20 MPhil Degrees

University of Karachi Registrar Prof Dr Mozzam Ali Khan has announced that the Board of Advance studies and Research (BASR), University of Karachi in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser awarded 39 PhD and 20 MPhil degrees in various disciplines. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/29-Apr-16/ku-awards-39-phd-20-mphil-degrees


Strict arrangements against cheating culture

Higher secondary Education board exams of different subjects have been started from Thursday. Strictness has been seen during exams in different examination centers of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-29-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Universities needs to work on imparting new modern education

Provincial Minister Nisar Ahmed Khoru said universities must focus on new projects and scheme and formalize new syllabus according to modern needs.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-29-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif


Load shedding in examination centers

Due to Load shedding in examination centers Karachi students are upset with the situation and find it difficult to give paper in such intense heat of summer without electricity.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103484744&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160429


471 Fellowships, 106 Memberships Conferred At CPSP Convocation

As many as 471 fellowships and 106 memberships were conferred on successful candidates at 50th convocation of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) yesterday. Rashid Lateef Gold Medal was awarded to Dr Mehreen Khaleel Qureshi in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/29-Apr-2016/471-fellowships-106-memberships-conferred-at-cpsp-convocation


Exam Centre’s declared restricted area for public

Sindh Home Department in exercise of its powers, conferred under Section 144 Cr. P.C, has declared the premises of Examination Centers of Higher Secondary Certificate (Intermediate) Annual Examinations 2016 as restricted area for the general public.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/exam-centres-declared-restricted-area-for-public/


Inter exams begin

The intermediate examinations under the higher secondary education board have begun. The vigilance teams inspected different centers. A total of 27vigilance teams have been made for the purpose who would visit the centers in both shifts.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=KCH&id=2332161_96753387




PhD admission form date extended

Karachi University has extended the final date for the submission of the admission forms for Ph.D. the date has been extended till 5th May. The forms can be downloaded from the university.

Website : www.uok.edu.pk

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=KCH&id=2332163_92690855


Meeting in remembrance of Martyred Professor

A meeting has been called in remembrance of the martyred professor Dr. Waheed ur Rehman of the Karachi University. The meeting would be held at the Sarwar Naseem Hall of the university at 11 am on Friday 29th April.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=KCH&id=2332346_76558539


Disturbance over load shedding

The people of the city took to the streets against excessive load shedding and disturbance was caused in some areas. This affected some of the examination centers as well and the students could not reach their centers in time for the paper.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-29&edition=KCH&id=2332341_83428933


Electronics expo at University

First ever electronics expo was held at the Benazir Bhutto University Lyari. The expo was organized by the students of the first semester of the department of computer sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-04-29/page-2


PAC urges Qaim to sack VC,s of the Universities

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Sindh Assembly asked Chief Minister Sindh to sack Vice Chancellors of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST) Nawabshah over not attending the PAC meeting.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/pac-urges-qaim-to-sack-vcs-of-the-universities/





Accurate Curriculum by ‘Sqn Ldr (r) M Saleem Ansari’

The curriculum, particularly of Islamic studies, being taught in our educational institutions is sowing the seeds of extremism and prejudice in the minds of our younger generation instead of broadening their spectrum of thinking. To offset these negative effects, we need a very strong and scintillating education system.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/116103-Accurate-curriculum


Education failure

It is no longer surprising to come across statistics reflecting low official attention according to the education sector. That is why the latest report of the Institute of Social and Policy Studies (I-SAPS) – Public Financing of Education in Pakistan and Agenda for Education Budget 2016-17 – which exposed our education budget as the lowest in South Asia, caused few ripples in the media or political circles.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/28/comment/education-failure/


Class based education system

Slogan Raisers of democracy and nation have you ever think poor students read the lessons of Quaid and Iqbal  on floor whereas the rich students reads the books of William Word Worth and Shakespeare in fully air conditional rooms. Why this so? The country where such dual system of education prevails their litigators of democracy are not less than hypocrites.

Complete Story: http://hamariweb.com/dictionaries/litigated_urdu-meanings.aspx


Letters to the Editor


KU without drinking water

Last year, a number of people lost their lives due to heat stroke. Most of the students cannot afford buying water bottles or sometimes student forget to bring water bottle. Karachi University should provide drinkable water facility for students, to prevent further loss of life.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/29/ku-without-drinking-water/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

APA Khyber surprise visit to exam centers

Landi kotal: The Assistant Political Agent Landi kotal, Mr. Raheem ullah along with Zahid Younas paid surprise visit to Exam Centers, observing all the students and arrangements and checked the measures to curb cheating in the examination. He said from the media that strict action would be taken against all the students who cheat in examination as our mission is to get rid of this sore which is destroying the society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485197&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160429

Fata students organization protest against corruption

Peshawar: The FATA Students Organization staged a protest demonstration in Peshawar in favor of their demands. The protesting students blocked the road in front of the Governor House for some time and chanted slogans against the federal government and FATA Development Authority (FDA). The students alleged that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor had authorized two-year medical course for the students of the tribal areas but the FDA is providing only one-year course which is unjust. The students demanded the government to establish an independent commission to probe irregularities in the FDA funds and take action against corrupt officers.

Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx

Teachers promotion and up gradation issues must be resolved

Bajaur Agency: The Leader of Jamiat-e-islami Bajaur Agency Maulana Abdul Majeed has demanded from the government to resolve Fata Teachers Promotion and up gradation issues on a priority basis.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Government invests 28% of budget on education: Atif Khan

Kohat: The Education Minister of Khyber Paktunkhuwa Atif Khan has announced to build more Female cadet colleges in the suitable areas of the province. He said that PTI Provincial government first priority is education instead of making new buildings and show pieces that’s why Khyber Paktunkhuwa government is investing 28% of the budget on education, which is more than other provinces. He has also announced the decision of appointing more 25 thousand teachers in the province during the next two years and all the appointments will be on merit. These views were expressed by him in Cadet College Kohat, whose principal Brigadier Inam- ul-haq then provided him details for all the plans carried out in the last ten years.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8

Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.3

Students protest against privatization of school

Peshawar: The Students and staff of the Auqaf Model School Tangi took out a protest rally, against privatization of the school. Led by Yasmeen Begum, the school principal, and Nusrat Ghulam, the protesters carrying banners and cards gathered at Farooq Azam Chowk and chanted slogans against the provincial government for privatizing the school. Speaking on the occasion, they said privatization of the school would deprive children of acquiring quality education. “Poor people cannot afford to send their kids to private schools,” Yasmeen Begum said, adding that it was an injustice and would add to the miseries of the poor people. She said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan had criticized the federal government for privatizing the Pakistan International Airlines and others institutions while his own provincial government in the province was going to deprive 500 kids of the poor people from education. They asked the provincial government to withdraw the notification or else a protest campaign would be launched. They demanded from the government to reverse the decision, or they would stage a sit-in outside the Chief Minister House in Peshawar.

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

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

Chance of wastage of amount specialized for District education office

Peshawar: No work has started on the plan of setting up separate district education offices for female in ten different districts, due to which female employees and teachers are facing problems .It shows the wastage of all the amount, which was particularized for the setup of District education office.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8

11 lac students affected due to closure of schools

Peshawar: The teachers in Khyber Agency are on strike to protest what they called the failure of Fata Secretariat to implement their up gradation plan. The strike also affected the fresh enrolment drive in government schools in Landi Kotal and Jamrud tehsils, as the teaching staff refused to facilitate new admissions and almost 11 lac students are affecting due to this situation and no one is there to take a step for them. The Fata general secretary, Mr. Naseer Shah Afridi told that although all the schools remained closed as teacher’s boycotted classes and refrained from accepting new admission forms. Mr Afridi said that their colleagues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had been upgraded in 2012 under a policy announced by the then provincial government but Fata Secretariat was denying the same right to teachers in tribal areas. Fata teachers will continue their protest till the acceptance of their demand of upgrading their pay scale by the government.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

All Fata teachers announce to hold protest in Islamabad

Peshawar: All Fata teachers FR Bannu has announced to close educational institutions and move to Islamabad for a grand sit-in, along with students and their parents as their up gradation has been delayed for the last four years and for that purpose they will protest in Islamabad to demand from the government to resolve teachers issue and increase their salaries which will waste the year of students.

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


Educational emergency claims are limited to media only

District Noshqi: Government Educational emergency & standardized Education system claims are limited up to media. Precious time of students is going astray, due to absenteeism of teachers in area Qilli Jorkan Boys High school. Even Political influence is destroying image of teachers; positions of retired teachers are still vacant. Government should take steps for resolving issues of area.

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Books could not be provided despite Educational emergency: IJT

District Loralai: The Newly elected district administrator IJT Mr. Muhammad Nasir Saleem, along with others, said that IJT is striving for student rights. Text-books are unavailable in most of the schools & ghost/absent teachers are taking salaries at home. According to law Matriculation Education is free for all but unfortunately students have to face hardships of deprivation of Education. IJT demanded from Government & Education department to take effective measures so that basic rights should be given to inhabitants of the country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-29-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

AC visits educational institutions

District Khuzdar: The Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Naseer Ahmed Merwani visited to Educational institutions suddenly and found many teachers absent. He visited boys and girls schools. He showed anger over absenteeism of teachers and warned them to be present on duties; otherwise legal actions will be taken against them. 

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 6

Text books unavailability is regrettable: Karim Baloch

District Quetta: The unit organizer BSO Pachar Baluchistan University, Mr. Karim Baloch & Mr. Aziz Baloch of Quetta zone, along with others, said in joint statement that unavailability of text books in Baluchistan Educational institutions is due to a planned strategy to keep Baloch nation in darkness. BSO warned Government to rectify direction & provide text books in schools within no time.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 5

Shortage of teachers & teaching equipment’s should be maximized

District Quetta: Trophies were given to position holders of Boys High School taro chock Pashtoon-a-bad with collaboration of Ghazali Welfare society. The Chief Guest was Secretary Education and other notable persons of the area. Mr. Saleem Baraq briefed the Chief Guest about the teacher’s shortage and teaching equipment’s scarcity in various schools. He said most of the schools are in rental building which is loss of public treasury. He demanded from Education secretary to take personal efforts for resolution of such dilemmas.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 2


School is closed for last 10 years 

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Students of Kot Sabzal are deprived of Primary Education. Councilor of Kot Sabzal shared that closed Primary School is upgraded to Elementary School. Teachers appointed there are receiving salary living at home, which is great loss for The Government. They have appeal to Higher Official to reopen the said School.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15

Danish security guard went on strike due to over burden duty

District Bahawalnagar: The Admin Officer of Danish School Hasilpur is teasing Security Guards by assigning duties which are not in their TORs for 24 hours .He wanted to appoint his relatives. The guard appealed to Chief Minister Punjab for justice.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7

154 teachers are exposed on bogus degrees

District Layyah: 154 Teachers of Kot Sultan Layyah having fake degrees, appointed with the favoritism of MNA and MPA of the area. Some Teachers start getting retirement due to fear of action. Citizen appealed for investigation against fake Teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3

Lack of cleanliness and security measures in College

District Layyah: The Education Secretary visited Government Girls Collage Layyah on the eve of debates. He instructed to rectify the shortcoming of Collage; other wise strict action will be taken against her.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 02

Misbehavior of the Principal, refusing students to enroll

District Muzuffargarh: The Principal of Government Girls High School Muradabad misbehaved with the parents of children to give admission in their School.  Girls Students are compelled to sit at home due to her offensive behaviour. The Parent protested and demanded to Higher Officer to take notice against School Principal.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-04-29/page-03

Corporal punishment to 6 years student by government teacher

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Teacher of Government Primary School Basti Din Muhammad Lar have beaten a Student of 6 years and injured him seriously, who is admitted in hospital now. The said Teacher disappeared after the incident. The Father of Student appealed Chief Minister Punjab to take strict action against responsible Teacher.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8


Intermediate examinations, cheating on rise

District Nawabshah: The intermediate examinations were running in district Nawabahah, but cheating could not be stopped and improper security arrangements were observed.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130388054&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160429

School construction work violated

District Ghotki: The construction work of Government Higher Secondary School Hayat Pitafi could not be completed. The district council member held protest against the contractor.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130388107&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160429

Students under open sky due to teachers training

District Naushehro feroz: Hundreds of Students of Madarsa High School are compelled to sit under open sky in sizzling heat, due to starting of teachers training in the school classes. The RSU has started training of NTS Teachers.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130388094&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160429

Education is necessary for every child

District Ghotki: A program on promotion of school enrolment was organized at Government Girls Primary School Waryam Buriro, where Taluka Education Officer, Mukhtiarkar, Members of Different NGOs and Teachers were present in large number. It was focused that communities should play a role to promote rural education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-29/news/page3/1%20(30).htm

Chairman Sindh text book board visits schools to check distribution of books

District Larkana: The Chairman Sindh Text book Board Jamshoro visited the different Schools of Larkana, for verification of distribution of free text books in the Government Schools. He said during his visit that the remaining schools will be provided books within a week and teams are formed to rectify the mistakes in books.

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University quantity reached to 40 numbers with efforts of Sindh Government: Mr. Khuhro

Tando Jam: The Senior Education Minister, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro attends the 9th Convocation of Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam. He said during his address that with the efforts of Sindh Government, the number of Universities has reached to 40. 598 candidates were offered with Graduate Degrees.

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Cheating in intermediate examinations

District Larkana: Cheating could not be stopped in examination centers, during intermediate examinations in Larkana. Even Police was found involved in sending and receiving cheating papers for students.

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Hard Security arrangements during intermediate examinations

Karachi: The examination of all groups of intermediate has started from 28th April. 27 vigilance teams were formed to look after the examination centers to stop cheating. It was also observed that no any uneven matter happened during the first paper.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Page No. 13

About 500 candidates copied case during intermediate examinations

Hyderabad: The intermediate examinations have started all over Sindh, but cheating did not stop in the examination centers. About five hundred candidates were caught while cheating in the papers.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2

Hundreds of teachers face difficulties due to feeding of old date in biometric

District Sanghar: Hundreds of Teachers were sent to their four years old posting place, due to feeding of four years old data during biometric verification. It is also reported that many schools will get closed, due it. The Primary Teachers Association Tando Adam has warned to rectify the data, otherwise they would start protests.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No 2