29th July 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Looking Ahead: High School Reconstructed

Locals have voiced their satisfaction over the reconstruction of a high school and roads in Bosti Khel area of Darra Adam Khel. Addressing a convention on Thursday, MNA Qaiser Jamal Afridi said development projects play a critical role in ensuring economic stability in a country.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151368/looking-ahead-high-school-reconstructed/

Parents Should Provide Education To Their Children

Chief Executive officer of Flex Institute Mardan , Fazal Qasim told media in a briefing that parents should provide education to their children and play their part in making them a good citizen.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-07-29/page-8/detail-7


BISE Bannu Announces FA, FSc Results

Around 22,304 students passed examination as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Bannu, announced the results of the intermediate and secondary education on Thursday. Javeria Shah of the pre-medical group of the Government Postgraduate College, Bannu, topped the examination with 979 marks.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138458-BISE-Bannu-announces-FA-FSc-results




NAB Arrests University Officials

The National Accountability Bureau has arrested University of Swabi Superintendent Zahid Mehmood for his involvement in corruption, misuse of authority and illegal appointments in Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM).

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151305/graft-nab-arrests-university-officials/



China To Establish Study Centre At UoP

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said on Thursday that China considers Pakistan as one of the closest friend having common interests. He said that during this visit to University of Peshawar (UoP) along with a four-member Chinese delegation. The Chinese ambassador handed over a partnership cheque to University of Peshawar vice chancellor Dr. Muhammad Rasool Jan for the construction of China Study and Research Centre which would become functional by September this year. The centre will focus on research, culture, language and lifestyle of the Chinese.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/28-Jul-16/china-to-establish-study-centre-at-uop




M.A , MSc And BA, BAS Exam Schedule

Malakand University controller of Education department announced that final exams of M.A, Msc will start from 2nd August 2016 and final exams of B.A , B.Com will start from 4th August 2016. Roll No slips have been dispatched to all candidates.

Complete story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-07-29/page-8/detail-15


Taking Responsibility: Gomal University VC Assumes Charge

Newly-appointed Gomal University Vice Chancellor Professor Muhammad Sarwar assumed responsibility of his office on Thursday, a press release read. He took over the charge in a simple ceremony. Upon arrival at the university, he was received by faculty members and staff. On the occasion, Sarwar said his priority will be to ensure conducive academic environment.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151335/taking-responsibility-gomal-university-vc-assumes-charge/


KMC Likely To Lose 37 Seats If Staff Not Hired

Instead of increasing seats, Khyber Pakhtun-khwa’s first and biggest public sector medical college, Khyber Medical College (KMC), is likely to lose 37 merit seats this year if its Board of Governors (BoG) does not fill vacant positions of faculty members at the college immediately. The Pakistan Medical and Dental College (PMDC) had sanctioned 250 seats in KMC, but in 2007-8, the government of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) raised it to 287 without getting any approval from PMDC.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138454-KMC-likely-to-lose-37-seats-if-staff-not-hired


Prospect Of Exam Paper Being Leaked Clouds Result

Parents of the students who appeared in the entrance test for medical and dental colleges on July 24 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, expressed their serious concern over leakage of paper from inside the examination halls and demanded the authorities to re-conduct the test. The entrance test papers for admissions to various public and private sector medical and dental colleges of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had been leaked from inside the examination centers during the test hours.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/29-Jul-16/prospect-of-exam-paper-being-leaked-clouds-result




Teachers Play A Vital Role In The Education System

Secretary Secondary Education Umar Khan Babar said we should cooperate with teachers motivate those who help in progressing their province.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103656624&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160729


Balochistan University Facing Crisis

Representatives of Baloch student federation in Balochistan University said in a condemning statement that Balochistan University is going through an educational crisis.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103656618&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160729


Commencement Of Classes Of Islamic Education Department In Balochistan University

According to the announcement of Islamic Education Department in Balochistan University, the classes of M.Phil session 2015 2nd semester  will start from 1 August 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103656611&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160729




RNITTE Organises Workshop For Montessori Teachers

Upholding the legacy of Roots Millennium Schools (RMS), this year too, Roots National Institute of Teacher Training and Education (RNITTE) under the guidance of  Shazia Abbasi, GM Trainings and HR at Roots Millennium Schools, Ambreen Kashif, Assistant Manager Training and Faiza Nadeem, Lead Montessori Department of Qualification Curriculum & Assessment DQCA has organised two weeks workshop at The Millennium University College Campus, H-11/4, for young and aspiring Montessori teachers and all keen mothers who wanted to improve their understanding and knowledge related to intricacies involved in early year’s development, pedagogy and content.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138396-RNITTE-organises-workshop-for-Montessori-teachers


90% Result Of IMCB G-10/4 College

Principal of Islamabad Model College for Boys G.10/4 Aslam Kiyani said in his statement that result of matric examination was exceptional good as 90% students have passed the exams.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-07-29/page-2


Moroccan Varsities Enter Into Partnership With Allama Iqbal Open University

Two Moroccan universities have joined hands with the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for exchange of academic programmes, and the capacity-building of their faculty members. The University of Hassan II Casablanca President Idriss Mansouri and Morocco University of Fez President Professor Omar Assobhei signed the intent of cooperation documents during their visit to the AIOU on Thursday, said a press release.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151423/academic-exchange-moroccan-varsities-enter-partnership-aiou/




Contract Between Open University And Skill Development Council

A contract has been agreed by mutual understanding between Allama Iqbal Open University and Punjab Skill Development council to provide training of high level technical skills to talented engineers.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-29-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_03.gif


IIU To Hold Business Moot

The International Islamic University has planned to organise an international business conference in collaboration with the Council for Islamic Chinese Relations on September 1 and 2. The plan came under discussion during a meeting of the conference's steering committee held on IIU main campus here under the chairmanship of Rector Professor Dr. Muhamamd Masoom Yasinzai.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138408-IIU-to-hold-business-moot


Islamic University To Hold Pak-China Economic Conference In September

Islamic University and China Islamic Relief Council is to hold a joint seminar on topic of Pak-China Economic Corridor. A meeting was conducted in this regard under the chairmanship of Dr Masoom Yasinzai to take a closer look at the preparations.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-07-29/page-3


Higher Education Sector: Joint Efforts Needed To Address Quality, Governance Issues

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has urged the need to ensure quality in higher education. The HEC organised the sixth meeting of all accreditation councils on Thursday to discuss various issues pertaining to different disciplines and accreditation of universities and their sub-campuses. The HEC Chairperson, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, who chaired the meeting, stressed the need for close coordination and joint efforts to ensure quality in higher education.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151410/higher-education-sector-joint-efforts-needed-address-quality-governance-issues/





Investing In Female Education Offers High Returns: NCHD

National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) Chairperson Razina Alam Khan on Thursday said there was no justification at all for denying girls and women education be it cultural, economic or social. "Illiteracy keeps women marginalised and constitutes a foremost obstacle to reducing extreme poverty, whereas investing in girl and women education offer high returns; it improves livelihoods, lead to better child and maternal health and a first step towards prosperity," she told the NCHD Organisational Review Meeting, where the provincial and area heads were in attendance here.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138404-Investing-in-female-education-offers-high-returns-NCHD


Discussion On ‘Incubation And Acceleration Programmes’

A Focus Group Discussion entitled ‘Incubation and Acceleration Programmes in Pakistan: Challenges and Policy Preferences’ was organised at Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with TechHub Connect, a Project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138391-Discussion-on-Incubation-and-Acceleration-Programmes


Education Scholarships Are Benefiting New Generation

Provincial parliamentary secretary of finance Rana Babar said that millions of bright boys and girls are quenching their educational thirst with educational funds of Punjab Government. Children of poor families are also getting education with the help of programs of Punjab education foundation.

Complete story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-29/page-9/detail-16


New Education Policy To Focus On Minors

The new education policy will focus on the promotion of early childhood education. This was stated by State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Balighur Rehman during the graduation ceremony of Informed Parents by Rupani Foundation. The minister said it took the entire village to raise a child.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138390-New-education-policy-to-focus-on-minors


Religious Education Will Be Made Compulsory Till Class 12

State Minister for Education Balighur Rehman has said religious education will be made compulsory for students till class 12, while new methods of education will be introduced in seminaries to meet modern-day challenges. He voiced these views while addressing the seventh inter-province educational conference in Gilgit on Thursday. The conference, which will end on Friday, was attended by Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman, Higher Education Commission Chairperson Dr Mukhtar and others.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151361/education-reforms-religious-education-will-made-compulsory-till-class-12/




SSC Supplementary Exams Schedule Announced

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has announced the Matric supplementary exams 2016 schedule. The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams will start from Sept 17. According to the schedule, the candidates can submit the admission form with single fee till August 8.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/29-Jul-2016/ssc-supplementary-exams-schedule-announced


Appointment Letters To Be Issued To Head Masters And Head Mistresses

Appointment letters will be issued to the educators who are elected by education department. Successful candidates will be in charge from tomorrow and their training will start from Monday. 

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/issues/2016-07-29/1469757066-full.jpg


Educational Cooperation With Partner Schools Will Be Strengthened: PEF

Punjab Education Foundation has established the cooperation with partner schools in an organised manner. Partner schools which have education facilities will be encouraged for upgradation so that deserving students can continue their studies near their houses.

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-07-29/13627/8.JPG


Punjab College Announces Its Admission For Intermediate

Punjab College has announced its admissions for intermediate for the session 2016-18. Punjab colleges have more than 100 branches all in the major cities and all over Pakistan.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-29/page-7/detail-7


PU To Start 5-Year LLB Degree Programmes

The Punjab University (PU) has introduced a five-year LLB degree programme to replace the three-year programme. The university has directed its affiliated colleges to follow the new guidelines. The decision has been made in line with Pakistan Bar Council’s (PBC’s) decision to revise the degree programme.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151501/new-rules-pu-start-5-year-llb-degree-programmes/


BZU Claims Financial Discipline Downs Deficit

The treasurer of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Dr Umar Farooq disclosed that the improvement in financial management brought the varsity’s deficit down by Rs666 million.Briefing the media on BZU’s budget 2016-17 here at Vice Chacnellor’s Committee Room, he added that the budgetary deficit of BZU stood at Rs901 million last year but improvement in system and procedures caused a sudden drop of Rs666 million as a result of which the current deficit stood at Rs235 million.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/29-Jul-2016/bzu-claims-financial-discipline-downs-deficit



Rs. 43 Million Allocated For Different Projects

In district development committee’s meeting 75 educational projects have been approved and 5 have been rejected due to non-applicability. In Vehari District development committee’s meeting, 35 educational projects for the upgradation of educational institutes have been approved.

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-07-29/13646/11.jpg


Punjab MEs Still On Strike

In a meeting of Punjab Monitoring Association held yesterday, the office bearers decide to continue their strike till acceptance of their demands. The employees working in the Monitoring and Evaluation wing of Punjab Education department are on strike since July 17. Addressing the meeting, association’s president Rana Ashfaq said that 900 MEs were working in the department for over 12 years. But neither had they got any raise in salaries nor their services had been regularised despite orders from the Lahore High Court.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/29-Jul-2016/punjab-mes-still-on-strike




Matriculation Results Announced For Hyderabad Board

Matriculation results of Hyderabad Board has been announced. Iram Aziz has topped the board with 764 marks in the science group, Abdullah of Cadet College Pattaro has scored 763 marks and got the second position. Competitively girls had a better performance this year than boys.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-07-29/page-8




Sindh To Upgrade Education System

The Education and Literacy Department, government of Sindh, is endeavouring to upgrade its education system across the province, through partnerships, a statement said on Thursday. This is being done in collaboration with INTEL Education Pakistan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), it said.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/138375-Sindh-to-upgrade-education-system


Zarai University: Forms Can Be Submitted Till 12 August

According to an announcement of Admissions Director of Sindh Zarai University Tando Jam, the date for form submission has been extended till 12 August 2016 with late fees.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-07-29/page-2




Re-Shaping Education

Given that it is going to take a generation to bring state education in Pakistan to anything on a par with most of the subcontinent, every little effort helps. Thus it is that we welcome recent developments in Punjab, which include a long overdue upgrade in the pay scale for teachers in primary schools, and the recruitment of around 43,000 new teachers.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1151383/re-shaping-education/


Bringing Positive Change In Education Sector by Dr Raashda Qureshi

Learning is a never-ending process. Certainly for this the chairman of Punjab Education Commission, Dr Nizamud Din, felt the need to train principals of the colleges. For this, a five-day series of workshops, conferences, one to one question answer sessions, and informative lectures was recently held. This endeavour of the Punjab Higher Education Commission was commendable not only for improving the administrative performance and understanding of the financial matters. Dr Mubashar Nadim, Muhammad Luqman, Dr Shahid Sarwar, Dr Saeed Shafqat, Sohail Ahmed, and Amjad Saleemi: all played role in making this training course a success.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/29-Jul-2016/bringing-positive-change-in-education-sector


A Unique Teacher Training Initiative by Sameer Shehzad Salim

The charitable youth organisation, Eternal Hope, is determined to break barriers in order to see Pakistan prosper. Their mission to spread smiles on the faces of less-privileged children within the community is cause enough for these young people to bring together talented and socially-aware individuals for the development of our society.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/magazine/us/138334-HAPPENINGS

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


No school being closed in Fata: Abdul Qadar

Islamabad: The Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt (Gen) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Thursday informed the Senate that the government was taking concrete steps for promoting education in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and no school was being closed. Winding up discussion on admitted adjournment motion in the Senate, the minister said there were disparities with regard to the number of educational institutions and students-teachers ratio in certain agencies, therefore some measures were taken to settle these issues. He said that no school had been closed, except in those regions where the population had decreased because people had left the region. He said more educational facilities were given to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and mobile schools were set up for them in Bannu District. The minister said directives had already been issued to revisit the policy envisaging closing down schools in FATA.

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


Tribal students must not be deprived of scholarships: Shoukat Khan

Jamrud: The President Fata Students Organization Mr. Shoukat Aziz said that the closure of scholarships for Fata students is making their future bleak. He, along with other Fata students, demanded for scholarships otherwise they will protest.

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


Students unable to get admission due to high merit requirement

Matta: Due to the high merit requirement of colleges in Swat, students are unable to get admission in colleges. These students said that the government must take steps for their admission otherwise they will protest. These views were expressed by PSF & ISF members.

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


Shortage of teachers in government boys’ school

Nowshera: Khashgi Government Boy’s Higher Secondary School has a shortage of teachers. There are only five teachers instead of 11 and teachers for Physics and Chemistry are not available.

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


Issue of Vice Chancellor’s appointment in five government institutes has been resolved

Peshawar: The issue regarding the appointment of Vice Chancellors in five government institutes of KP has been resolved. The Higher Education Department issued the Vice Chancellors appointment notifications according to which Dr. Sarwar will be VC of D.I.Khan University, Prof. Dr. Fatima VC of Swabi University, Ghazala Yasmin VC of Women University Mardan, Dr. Muhammad Idrees VC of Hazara University and Dr. Iftikhar will be VC of University of Science & Technology Islamia College University.

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


Contractor leaves construction work of School Street No.3 and escapes

Peshawar: Even after four months the construction work in Afghan Colony School Street No.3 has not been completed. The contractor has also left the work and escaped.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2


Government’s top priority is construction and reinstatement of schools

Jamrud: The Khyber Agency Political Administration Tehsil Bara’s top priority is the construction and reinstatement of schools so that all the educational facilities of girls’ education would be made possible. The Political Administration has completed construction and reinstatement work of government girls Middle School Fazal-ur-Rehman village.

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




Halting of classes in Cadet College Noshqi is condemnable: BSO

District Noshqi: BSO Noshqi zone organizer Mir Ismail Baloch along with other members condemned discontinuation of classes in cadet college Noshqi.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-29-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Balochistan University lags behind in education & research areas: Nasir Baloch

District Quetta:  The Central Secretary BSO Mr. Nasir Baloch said that Balochistan University lags behind in education & research areas. Laptop scheme in the institution is also not up to the mark.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No.2


15,000 ghost teachers revealed in Balochistan

District Quetta: The Education department Balochistan is unable to verify 15,000 ghost teachers during the teachers verification campaign. The verification process started in the end of 2014. 42 thousand teachers were verified during the campaign among the 59 thousand registered teachers.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.2


Pakistan Muslim League (Q) demands for female staff in Girls Inter College

District Qilla Abdullah: PMLQ held a meeting under presidency of Mr. Bakhtiyar Khan in which other party officials also participated. All members unanimously demanded from the Education department and concerned officials to appoint female teachers in Girls Inter College.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat, Quetta, Page No.6


Dilapidated educational instituitions in Balochistan

District Quetta: The Central spokesperson of Wattan SF Aali said in a statement that educational institutions of Balochistan are in dilapidated conditions.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No.8




Rainfall damages school base

District Muzaffargarh: School staff and hundreds of community representatives protested against the contractor and Building Department’s Officials for using poor quality construction material. Heavily rainfall damaged the basic foundation of Government High School Basra.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-07-29/page-0 2 


Private school owners announced to reopen schools on 1st August 2016

District Lodhran: Private school owners have announced to reopen schools on 1st August. Even though the government had announced that all institutions will open from 15th August 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-07-29/page-08  


Nine government girls’ primary schools of Jam Pur handed over to PEF

District Rajanpur: A Local community of Dajal protested against the privatisation of nine government girls’ primary schools, which were handed over to Punjab Education Foundation by the Education Department.

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


Female students of government schools to rear poultry birds to improve their nutrition

District Lahore: The Government of Punjab in collaboration with the Livestock Department will try to initiate a project to make students of government girls schools rear poultry birds to improve their nutrition. The Government will work to prepare the lists of the schools as Rs.35 million has been approved for this project.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03


Online monitoring of character building societies in schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Addition Director NAB Punjab decided to online monitor the records of character building societies in schools at District, Tehsil, and Union Council levels.  He has issued guidelines to all District Coordination Officer to take immediate steps for implementation and report back to him.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03




College Side Sukkur employees deprived of salary

Sukkur: The employees of College Side Sukkur organised a protest rally for the issuance of 54 month’s salary, declaring that they were appointed on merit basis in 2011.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130418023&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160729


Hyderabad Board announces Matric result

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Education Board has declared the annual result of Matriculation, 2016. First two positions were taken by girls.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130418090&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160729





Female teacher’s clash suspends education activities in school

District Larkana: A clash occurred between two female teacher’s groups of Government Girls High School Qaim Shah Bukhari Road. Due to their conflict, education activities were suspended, leaving hundreds of girls deprived of attending classes.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-07-29/news/page3/1%20(8).htm


Deteriorating school roof leaves three students injured

District Matiyari: The condition of Government High School New Saeedabad is deteriorating, due to carelessness of the Education authorities. Three students of the school got injured due to pieces falling off the roof.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-07-29/news/page8/1%20(39).htm