29th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Threat to close Girls School Banda Buner

Parents threaten to close the Girls School Banda Buner due to the non-professional behavior of teachers who bring their kids with them in school. Parents told these teachers took the duty of caretakers from students. This affected the quality of education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103603230&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160629

PHC issued notice to KPSecretary Education

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday issued a notice to Secretary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and sought his reply regarding the inability of the establishment to regularize the fee structure of private education institutions in the province. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-29/lahore/4960/22708


40% of 3,028 Seminaries in KP registered

Out of 3,028 Seminaries, only 1,208 are registered with the government in various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The information was shared by officials of Auqaf Department with The Express Tribune.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1132622/40-3028-seminaries-k-p-registered/




Board exams of class  5th & 6th  challenged in Board

Al Balochistan Progressive Private Schools Associations has challenged board exams of class 5th and 6th  in High Court. According to them these kinds of exams has disturbed the parents and students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103602564&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160629


NGO’s interference in educational institutes

Former Secretary Education has said that NGO's interference in the educational institute will disturb the quality of education. He further said that NGOs only aimed at earning profit from these schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-29-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




AJK govt focusing on uplift of education & health sectors: AJK PM

Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Ch Abdul Majeed on Tuesday said that his government is focusing on the uplift of education and health sectors. While addressing a public meeting at Chakswari near Mirpur, the AJK premier claimed that his government remained successful during its present tenure as it delivered practically.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/28/city/islamabad/ajk-govt-focusing-on-uplift-of-education-health-sectors-ajk-pm/




Committee recommends increasing BECS’ teacher's wages up to Rs 8000

National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training in a meeting held here on Tuesday recommended increasing the wages of Basic Education Community Schools’ (BECS) teachers from Rs 5000 up to Rs 8000 at least.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-29/lahore/4953/22686



BISE exam system needs to be improved

According to a report launched on Tuesday, improvements are needed in the examination system adopted by 28 Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE). Titled, ‘Education Monitor Assessment System in Pakistan: Consideration of quality, effectiveness and use’, was launched by the Society for the Advancement of Education (SAHE).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1267945/bise-exam-system-needs-to-be-improved


Teachers demand notification

Teachers of Islamabad’s model colleges have complained about the long delay in the notification of their promotions. The Capital Administration and Development Divison’s Departmental Promotion Committee had recommended the promotions of 30 teachers of model and FG colleges on March 30.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131473-Teachers-demand-notification


Teachers appointed to Bhara Kahu Girls College

The Federal Directorate of Education has appointed two teachers to the Islamabad Model College for Girls, Bhara Kahu, on a temporary basis. They’re Islamic Studies Associate Professor Shazia Wazir and Pakistan Studies Associate Professor Tahira Tamkeen, both of the Islamabad Model Postgraduate Girls College, G-10/4.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131475-Teachers-appointed-to-Bhara-Kahu-girls-college


Quranic education to be declared compulsory told NA body

Quranic education would be declared compulsory for all public and private educational institutions by an act of parliament, it was stated by the Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training to a parliamentary body in the lower house of the parliament.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-29/lahore/4954/22699



Eight HEC research fellows going abroad disappeared

As many as eight research scholars going to Europe on a government scholarship have disappeared.

According to details, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had sent these professors and research fellows abroad under university’s scholarship programmes to conduct research in various programs, including engineering and science in Germany and natural science in France and Austria respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/28/city/islamabad/eight-hec-research-fellows-going-abroad-disappeared/


IIUI President inaugurates new website

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) inaugurated newly developed website and open journal system at Islamic Research Institute. Vice President (HS&R) Dr. Muhammad Munir and Director General IRI Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq were also present on the occasion, said a press release here Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/29/iiui-president-inaugurates-new-website/


RIS educationist attends Education USA Counsellors tour

Head of Global Reach, International Links, and Career Accelerations Noor Raza Cheema was honored to be nominated for the second consecutive year to represent Roots International Schools (RIS) on the EducationUSA counselors networking tour.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131472-RIS-educationist-attends-EducationUSA-Counsellors-Tour




892 classrooms to be built in primary schools

The education department has decided to build 892 classrooms in 292 primary schools. The department has prepared the list of the schools. The project is funded by British department DFID. The project would be completed in two years.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458073_22409815


Irregularities in the non-salary funds of public schools

Severe irregularities have been found in the non-salary funds of the government schools. In light of the finding, audit committees have been formed for 6 districts. School councils are issued Rs. 1000 per child on a three-monthly basis. The schools did not have any record for this amount.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458240_78175019


Grant not issued for non-salary funds, says Teachers Union

The Teachers Union has stated that the funds have not been issued in the name of non-salary funds. The General Secretary of PTU stated that more than 500 girls’ and boys’ primary and middle schools in Lahore have not received the third and fourth payment for the year 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458242_15279276


Over 500 schools yet to receive grants

Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has expressed serious concerns over non-issuance of third and fourth installment of non-salary budget and School Management Committee (SMC) grant for over 500 public schools of the provincial metropolis. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131442-Over-500-schools-yet-to-receive-grants


Old laws of registration must be restored for private schools

Central and Provincial officials of Al Pakistan Private schools association has expressed their views on registration of Private schools that District education authority must be ended and old rules must be restored.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/29-Jun-2016/405619


Training of grade 17 officers of department of school education

The induction training of grade 17 officers of Department of School Education is in the process. The training duration is four weeks and it is compulsory for all the newly inducted headmasters, headmistresses, deputy headmasters and deputy headmistresses.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458248_16273245


Position holders visit LSE

The position holder students of Punjab currently on a tour to Britain from the Punjab government passed a busy day in London. The “Walking Ambassadors of Pakistan” visited London Schools of Economics and University College London.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458270_61167772


Proceedings against the leaked paper of inter part 2

Prime Minister has ordered to start the legal proceedings against the person who was involved in leaking out the English paper of Intermediate Part 2.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103603872&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160629



Last two days to register for UET entry test

For combined entry test to get admission BSC Engineering in University of Engineering & Technology Lahore and other engineering institutions and for BSc Technology in affiliated colleges, the online registration will be remained open till 4 pm on June 30. Only those candidates are eligible who have passed or appeared in F.Sc/Intermediate, B.Sc, DAE, B.Tech. (Pass) or any equivalent examination. Rs. 500 is a fee for entry test.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/29/last-two-days-to-register-for-uet-entry-test/




Agreement between Virtual University & Govt. College Women University Faisalabad

Memorandum of Association has been signed between Virtual University and Govt. College Women University Faisalabad. According to the agreement, both Universities will start training program, Internship program, interchange the students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103604017&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160629



PU issues date sheet

Punjab University has issued the date sheet for annual examinations of B.A and B.Sc part one 2016. The examinations would start from 2ndAugust. The details can be viewed on the university website.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458234_31198526


PEEF awards 150,000 Scholarships across Punjab  

Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) Vice Chairman Dr. Amjad Saqib said that PEEF has achieved the milestone of 150,000 scholarships with hard work and dedication. He added that PEEF has awarded more than 150,000 scholarships worth Rs 7.5 billion since its inception. Punjab Educational Endowment Fund has increased the scholarships for South Punjab. Vice Chairman Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib stated that PEEF has crossed the milestone of 150,000 scholarships. Additional 25000 scholarships have been allocated for South Punjab.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-29/lahore/4962/22602






Students need to work hard, Amjad Islam Amjad

Students must adopt the habit of hard work to get a prominent place in the world. Must serve their parents and give respect to teachers. These views were shared by famous poet Amjad Islam Amjad.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/29-Jun-2016/405618


Educational budget of Punjab discussed by private organizations

The educational budget of Punjab was discussed by a group of private organizations. Prominent parliamentarians attended the event and stated that Punjab government is laying special stress on education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=LHR&id=2458064_57647646




1584 teachers deprived of promotion

1584 teachers including lecturers and professors have been deprived of promotion because the up gradation was not included in the budget book. Teachers in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan have benefitted however teachers in Sindh could not get their right.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-29&edition=KCH&id=2457618_50123508


10 Fellowships to students of Karachi University

Korea University has given 10 POSCO Asia fellowship award to students of Karachi University. These students were selected on the basis of merit.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-29-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif


Ebad unveils NED students’ Formula ‘SAE Car’

Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has said that Pakistani youth is blessed with utmost abilities and can compete with anyone in any field. This he said at the unveiling of a formula one SAE car designed by 14 Students of NED University, which has been sponsored by K-Electric, at Governor House here on Tuesday. Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad has stated that Pakistani youth is full of talent. Our youth has outperformed other in all the fields. He was expressing his views at the ceremony held to introduce the car engineered by the students of NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/29/ebad-unveils-ned-students-formula-sae-car/




Education: Not a priority for Pakistan Government

When the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government presented its latest budget in Punjab, it was hoped that the ruling party’s experience of governance would lead to the prioritization of the important sectors, of areas that are essential for societal development on myriad levels.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-29/lahore/4955/22650


Ancient Universities of the world

Dr. Sher Shah Syed has written a book on Education and Awareness in which he discusses ancient Universities of the world and some of their famous students. He started with the most ancient University Taxila University that was built some 600 years before Christ.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103604087&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160629


Letters to editor


Balochistan education By Khalifa Arman

Balochistan is the Province, bestowed with a host of natural resources, but still thoroughly ignored by some dimensions in the form of separatist insurgency, the apathy of successive government and above all the local leadership which wants to keep the Province in complete ignorance and to prolong their own traditional supremacy.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/29/balochistan-education/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

District Nazim Bannu rejects decision of closure of FEF college

Bannu: The District Nazim District Bannu Irfan Durrani has rejected the FEF college’s closure in the province’s decision and said it is the total injustice and education hostility.  The Frontier Education Foundation (FEF) has decided to close its colleges across the province. He said the closure of these institutes will leave thousands of students in the lurch and render hundreds of female teachers jobless. He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government trying to change the curriculum and closed the educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=Regional_Page011&Date=20160629&Pageno=11&View=1

Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5

Education guarantees to overcome global challenges

Hangu:  Education guarantees to overcome global challenges.The government is taking steps to set up civilized and educated society.Students don’t lack talent,only a proper merit is required which can choose the cream of the nation and can better make them good citizen to serve the country.These views were expressed by Secretary Board Office Intermediate and Secondary Education Abdul Raqeeb.He said that government is trying to give facilities to students in all fields and trying to get rid of cheating.he further said that students are the asset of the nation and for their bright future, the government is trying to utilize all available resources.

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

Due to stoppage of salary teachers face problems

Peshawar: The Peshawar High Court summoned relevant officials against the writ petition given to the Peshawar High Court as the FATA Community teachers salary stopped from the one year and they are facing a lot of problems in this regard to continued to run their kitchen.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=8

Regular staff appointment solves student problems

Khyber Agency: The Union President Government Degree College Landi Kotal Student  Shafaat Shinwari appreciated the Principal and DDO efforts for the provision of regular staff to the college and said the regular staff provision is a step towards the solution of the problems of the students. He said the Principal taken charge of the college which provides a development path to the college. The new administration solved the basic problem of students after the appointment of the regular staff.

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


No leniency with absent teachers: AC Dasht

District Kharan: The Assistant Commissioner Dasht & Verification committee Chairman Mr. Muhammad Ramzan Palal said that no leniency will be given to absent teachers; sharing views with journalists after the detailed visit of Dasht to Educational institutions and said that absent teachers will be treated according to law.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=gree.jpg

Restoration of Panjgur educational institutions without peace is impossible

District Panjgur: BSO Central committee member Mr. Iftikhar Karim Baloch said with planned strategy peace of Panjgur is being destroyed and Educational institutions are closed. Educational enmity elements & political actors are violating the peace of Panjgur and deteriorating Education system of the area.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103602546&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160629

National development is impossible without education: Professor Hassan Tareen

District Quetta: Principal Mr. Professor Hassan Tareen inaugurated book fare in Government Degree College Quetta. He said students are showing interest in book fare which is a good omen. He added national development is impossible without acquiring & excelling in education.

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 3

Textbooks should be provided to government schools: Moulana Agha Muhammad

District Quetta: The JUI central leader Mr. Molana Agha Muhammad said that Educational claims of Government are baseless, Children are facing the problems in getting an education without textbooks. He said it is Government failure not to provide textbooks yet. He added that educational budget of the current year is also high but yet delay in the providence of textbooks is a question mark for Government.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8

Chief Justice should take notice of closure of primary schools of Harnai: PSF

District Quetta: It is stated in PSF provincial statement that Chief Justice should take notice of closure of primary schools & delay in issuance of salaries of teachers. PSF started creating differences/ discriminations on lingual & political basis is widening gaps among the people. PSF demanded from Chief Justice & International NGOs to raise voice and diminish injustice.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6


Only 5% graduates in Punjab: report

District Lahore: A report indicates baseless educational claims on the education system in all over Punjab. The ground reality is that literacy rate could not be increased above 61% which is the highest rate among other provinces. As per ratio, only 5% are graduates in Punjab, while others only know basic Education. With a large number of teachers and high budget, Punjab could not develop the quality Education. The report demands by Punjab Government to focus positively and appropriate utilization of budget on educational development.

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

Invigilators honorarium released: Mr. Muhammad Mansha Mue

District Layyah: The Education Development Officer Mr. Muhammad Mansha Mue has said that more than 1 crore rupees have been released to pay the honorarium of invigilators who served in 5th and 8th class Examination 2016. He further added that invigilators can approach their Head of CTSC to receive their honorarium.

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

Vacant posts must be filled during summer vacations

District Multan:The Education Department has decided to fill all vacant posts (288 headmistress and 188 headmasters) during summer vacations by the selected candidates under Punjab Public Service Commission in all over Punjab. The authorities have asked to responsible for presenting vacant posts report.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-29/page-03

Education Department decides to commercialize School Computer Labs

District Khanewal: The Education Department has decided to commercialize the computer labs of Government Schools in all over the province. Contractors will get income from 3-6 months short course through evening classes, while fix profit will be shared with Punjab Government.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-29/page-11  

Education development through PEF

Punjab Government has planned to spend 12 Billion from education fund 2016-17 for educational development  under Private Public Partnership with PEF, While  Punjab Government managed  the PEF Education monitoring  with the  collaboration of World Bank in past.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-29/page-03

Quran Education will be made part of National Curriculum: Minister

District Islamabad: The Federal Government has decided to make education of the holy Quran compulsory in the national educational curriculum, Minister of State for Education and Training Baligh-ur-Rehman announced while addressing in a meeting that an act of parliament would be prepared in which all government and private schools will provide Quranic Education mandatory.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-29/page-08 

Plan to teachers transfer, Notification delayed

District Multan: In the background of teachers transfer policy, all EDOs have forwarded their recommendations to Punjab Education Department to remove the ban before the recruitment of 45000 Educators. So that relief could be providing to the teachers’ appointed far away.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-29/page-08

Demand for inquiry against corrupt teacher

District Rahim Yar Khan:  A resident Mr. Zulfiqar Ali  from Zahir Pir in Tehsil Khan Pur have approached the Deputy Director anti-corruption Bahawalpur to demand an inquiry against the Teacher of  Government High School  for deceiving and taking a bribe for job provision of grade 4 .

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2


Primary teacher protests for salary

District Larkana: A well Known Story Writer, Primary Teacher Mr. Rauf Abbasi protested for releasing of his salary. He demanded from the PPP Chairman Mr. Bilawal Bhutto to take notice of the issue and help resolve his problem.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130408557&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160629

Education lower staff protests against Officers

District Mirpurkhas: The members of Education Lower Staff Mirpurkhas stood against the injustices of Director Education Mirpurkhas, Additional Director, and Superintendent, alleging that Naib Qasid Mr. Shahid Sodho was forcibly retired and his salary was stopped, for past 20 months.

Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 8