2 Mar 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar University to get tartan track for sports

K-P’s chief minister, Pervez Khattak has announced that University of Peshawar will have tartan track built for the athletes. For the first time, K-P govt. has allocated funds of 7.4 crore rupees for sports in the development budget.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103376940&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160302


KP to spend Rs. 2738m on free text books to students

Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government will spend Rs.2738 million on provision of free text books to the students of grade I to XII and ensure its timely provision to every student of the province at all cost. He addresses this while the inaugural ceremony of free text books for year 2016-17 at Text Book Board Peshawar on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/02/kp-to-spend-rs2738m-on-free-text-books-to-students/


Persian language course launched at ICU

VC says Islamia College and Iranian Universities to sign MoUs for academic cooperation. Consul General of Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad B Beigi has formally launched Persian Language certificate course at the historic Islamia College University.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_03_2016_153_003


Bajaur schools reopen after winter vacation

The government schools and colleges in Bajaur Agency reopened on Tuesday after winter vacation of about two and a half months. The private schools in the agency had already been reopened about two weeks ago.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1243029/bajaur-schools-reopen-after-winter-vacation




School enrollment campaign

Education Department led a walk in Sanjawi as part of the school enrollment campaign. Deputy Commissioner Ziarat, Abdul Khaliq Mandokhel stressed that education was very important in the 21st century.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103375568&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160302


Talented students deliberately failed in middle exams

Pashtun Students Federation has shown concerns over poor middle exams results. In a statement, PSF has asserted that the talented students have been failed deliberately.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103375595&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160302


Nepotism rampant in Balochistan University

Nasir Baloch, Information Secretary Baloch Students Organisation, has said in a statement that the culture of nepotism is rampant in the Balochistan University. New recruitments have been made without considering the merit policies.

Complete Story; http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103375597&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160302


Judicial Commission formed to probe Saqiba Kakar’s death

The Balochistan government on Tuesday formed a judicial commission to probe into the case of Saqiba Kakar’s death, a teenage student who committed suicide after her college’s principal allegedly refused to send her examination form to the intermediate education board. The 17-year-old Saqiba Hakim Kakar, a second year student had committed suicide after the college administration reportedly refused to send her examination form to the intermediate board, depriving her of a chance to appear in the examination.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/01/national/judicial-commission-formed-to-probe-saqiba-kakars-death/





Revolution through education

Prime Minister AJK, Ch Abdul Majeed has asserted that his government is taking all necessary steps for public welfare and he will bring revolution in AJK through education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-03-02/5765/azad%20kash%20copy.jpg




Policy for Regularising Daily Wagers

Minister for CADD’s subsidiary Federal Directorate of Education has made the final policy of regularizing the daily wagers working in the schools of FDE. Summary for 2300 posts has been sent to the Ministry of Finance.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103376761&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160302


Unemployment can be removed by giving skill based education

Chairman, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTEC), Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema, has said that unemployed can only be removed only if we give skill based education to the youth. 65 pc of Pakistani population comprises of youth.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/02-Mar-2016/vocational-education-alleviates-poverty



Japan to grant $17.5m for education, energy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Japan on Tuesday signed bilateral agreements for two projects aimed at supporting energy and education sectors worth $17.5 million to strengthen training facilities on power grid operations and to build around 25 girls’ schools in rural Sindh.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_03_2016_003_008




FDE reschedules examinations of 5th and 8th grades

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Directorate of education (FDE) has announced new schedule of the fifth and eighth grade papers cancelled on Monday over security concerns after hanging of Mumtaz Qadri.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102229-FDE-reschedules-examination-of-5th-and-8th-grades


Most schools, universities closed for security

ISLAMABAD: The majority of private schools and universities in the federal capital remained closed on Tuesday. The campus closure came over security concerns triggered by the execution of Mumtaz Qadri.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102230-Most-schools-universitiesclosed-for-security


Ministry’s budgetary proposals approved

The National Assembly standing committee on Tuesday approved the budgetary proposals of the ministry on federal education and professional training for fiscal year 2016-17. The Committee on federal education met here at ministry with MNA Dr. Amirulah Marwat in the chair. Standing Committee for Federal Education held its meeting yesterday. It was agreed in the meeting that from now on-wards, new schools won’t be built upon political basis. Schools will be built on need basis.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-02/page-3



F7 Girls College to get varsity status

ISLMABAD: Minister of state for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Tuesday said the federal government was committed to give university status to Islamabad Model Postgraduate College for Girls F/7-2.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_03_2016_151_004




‘Only qualified doctors can head medical Colleges’

After owner of medical college stepped into ICU with shoes on, council decided owners cannot interfere in administrative matters. After a month spent making smaller changes in medical colleges, management of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has now decided bring bigger changes in the way medical colleges are run.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_03_2016_153_001


COMSATS urges govt to take necessary measures for ‘Science Diplomacy’

ISLAMABAD: COMSATS has urged the government and other relevant national institutions to take necessary measures in support of "Science Diplomacy" as it would pave the way for achieving the set goals in the field of science and technology.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-02/page-4/detail-0


Accord signed with us for 250 PhD Scholarships

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has signed a document with the USA for 250 PhD scholarships in five years under Fulbright Scholarships Programme. Pakistan will contribute $25 million equal to the United States contribution in the scholarships. The document was signed during the meeting of Working Group on Education, Science and Technology in Washington under Pakistan-US strategic dialogue, according to a message received on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-02/page-4/detail-1


QAU announces MA/MSc results

Quaid-e-Azam University yesterday declared MA/MSc annual results 2015 of its affiliated colleges.
According to the results, Shehneela Shaukat of Islamabad Model Postgraduate College, H-8, grabbed the 1st position in MA English (final) by securing 648 marks. Sana Zahra Ali of Islamabad Model Postgraduate College of Girls, F-7/2, got the 1st position in MSc Applied Psychology by securing 984 marks. Maryam Haleeem of Islamabad Model Postgraduate College, H-8, got 1st position in MSc Geography by securing 1092 marks in part II.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/02-Mar-2016/qau-announces-ma-msc-results




Private schools should fix quota for needy children

Deputy President of Muslim League Youth Organisation, Muhammad Saqlain has urged the private schools to fix quota for the needy children. Poor parents can’t afford the hefty fees charged by private school owners.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/index.php?e_name=ISL&edate=2016-03-02&page=57


Committee formed to inspect the security of academic institutes

Govt. of Punjab has formed a committee to inspect the security of private and public schools and health units. Actions will be taken against negligent institutes in the light of findings of the committee. Another committee has also been formed to review and report about the security of examination centers for matriculation exams.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-02&edition=ISL&id=2210865_46262084



Up-gradation of Govt. Girls High School Dhok Mial

Dhok Mial Girls High School has been upgraded with the grant provided by MPA Malik Zahoor Nawaz Awan. Malik Shehryar Awan inaugurated the newly constructed building and appreciated the efforts of MPA for educations.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-02/page-4


Public education: Reaching out to private schools reflects govt’s failure, PTU leader says

The number of public schools in the province has gone down from 70,000 eight years ago to 52,000, Punjab Teachers’ Union district chairman Rana Altaf Hussain said in a press conference on Tuesday. “The government has carried out several failed experiments on the public education system in the last eight years, running schools under the private-public partnership model is one such terrible experiment.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1057409/public-education-reaching-out-to-private-schools-reflects-govts-failure-ptu-leader-says/


2m youth to gets Skill Training, Says Minister

Punjab Mines and Minerals Minister Ch. Sher Ali has said under Punjab Growth Strategy 2018, as many as two million youth of the of the province will be given latest skill development training to enable them to get better job opportunities in local as well as international labour market.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/3-2-2016/page20.asp


First Digital Education Programme launched

The University of Health Sciences has launched Pakistan’s first digital continuing medical education (Digital CME) programme for the capacity building of healthcare professionals. According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, the programme will provide highest quality online education with engaging learning experience.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/3-2-2016/page20.asp



Innovation expo in Punjab University

Fifth Innovation Expo of Punjab University has kick started. More than 100 companies, universities and industrial units have displayed their products, research and technology in the Expo. UMT and Science Foundation will also assist PU in managing the Expo.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103377380&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160302



23 different types of taxes imposed upon private schools

President of All Pakistan Private Schools Association, Adeeb Javedani has said that 23 different types of taxes have been imposed upon the private schools which actually contribute towards the improvement of literacy rates in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103376514&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160302





University of Karachi rejects HEC ranking

Vice Chancellor, UoK, Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, has refused to accept the HEC rankings. He has said that the HEC rankings is based on non-transparently and injustice.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-02-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif


Growth doesn’t come from buildings, it comes from education

GOC Pannu Aaqil, Maj General Faiz Hameed has said that the growth doesn’t come from buildings. Rather it comes from providing good quality education to the students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-02-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif




Construction of new universities in Punjab By Riaz Ahmed Chaudhry

CM Shabaz Sharif claims to achieve educational goals by 2018. Quality education is his mission which will be accomplished at every cost. He provided 182 buses for various colleges of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-02/page-17/detail-1


Letters to the Editor


Why is education necessary?

Education is the basic need of every human being whether one is rich or poor and male or female. It is also the basic right of everyone which nobody can snatch from him.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-02&edition=KCH&id=2209292_13490753


Children and chickens

The safety of each student is the responsibility of school authorities but they often shirk. In Western countries, school buses are well-designed, manufactured and specifically used for student transport only. In Pakistan, there is no check and balance system for school transportation safety.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1056749/children-and-chickens/