2 October 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Landowner locks school in Buner

A landowner allegedly locked a school in Mena Koga village in protest against the government for not appointing his sons as class-IV.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-343317-Landowner-locks-school-in-Buner

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa celebrates teachers for 1st time in its history

The current government of KP has shown from its budget allocation that education stands paramount as a priority. The current government of KP has shown its regard for the teaching profession, and its appreciation of the commitment and persistent hard work of teachers by giving out awards on merit and although they are the first in the history of KP but with the unwavering efforts and political will of the government, will be multiplied manifold over the years to come.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-02/page-5/detail-8


Spelling Bee regional contest ends in Skardu

The two-day Dawn in Education Spelling Bee Competition concluded here at a local hotel on Thursday. Over 150 students from 28 different private and government schools of Skardu and Ghanche district took part in this competition.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_007_003


Trauma management subject inclusion in curriculum sought

The participants of a workshop Thursday called for inclusion of the trauma management as subject in schools and colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The three-day workshop titled “Post-Trauma Management Course” was organised by the Ibadat Hospital in collaboration with various non-governmental organisations including Mark Foundation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-343319-Trauma-management-subject-inclusion-in-curriculum-sought


Youth societies planned at school level

Taking another initiative for the welfare of youth the Sports and Youth Affairs Directorate, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is forming student societies at the school and college levels to boost leadership qualities of the young lot at the educational institutions across the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_182_003




Youth advised to get first aid training

Speakers at a function here on Thursday called upon youth to get first aid training to cope with man-made and natural disasters. The function was arranged by the administration of Timergara Campus of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to mark the World First Aid Day.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_182_008




Fee hike in universities

In a press release, Pashtunkhwa Students Organization condemned the decision of increase in fee by the management of University of Information Technology and Management Sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103094337&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151002


Vacant posts in education department

President SESA Quetta, Sayed Ibadullah, urged for the recruitment of personnel for vacant positions in the education department on an immediate basis.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103094283&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151002


Schools lacking staff

Several position holders of NTS exams have been deprived of jobs by the education department. While innumerable schools in Balochistan face shortage of teachers, posts remain vacant for no comprehensible reason. Deserving candidates such as the aforementioned position holders need to be considered for these vacant posts.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Lack of teachers at college

Student Action Committee reported lack of teachers at the Government Degree College, Qila Saifullah and urged the government for swift action.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Working for education development

DDO Chilton Town Quetta said that the government is working hard for development in education sector. He added that collaborative efforts are required for progress in the education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp




76 FATA students complete higher secondary education under USAID programme

As many as 76 students from FATA received their Higher Secondary School certificates during a ceremony held here on Thursday. Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Muhammad Sethi and US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke distributed certificates to the students who completed their studies through the USAID FATA Scholarship Programme.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343264-76-Fata-students-complete-higher-secondary-education-under-USAID-programme




Mismanagement in exams by AJ&K University

The examination department of AJ&K University exhibited irresponsible behavior and caused an outrage among the students by scheduling 2 exams on the same day.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-02&edition=ISL&id=1914187_43038675




Concerns over implementation of new education policy voiced

Experts and educationists at the Teachers` Literature Festival questioned the need for a new education policy in the presence of so many similar existing policies and appeared sceptical about its implementation. Speaking at `Asaataza Kee Awaz: National Education Policy 2016`, Alif Ailaan`s Mosharraf Zaidi said he wondered what happened to earlier policies.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_153_004


Malala Fund launching on Oct 8

Malala Fund which was entrusted to UNESCO Pakistan for execution will be launched on Oct 8, 2015. It is the program for nine districts of Punjab, Sindh, KP, FATA and Balochistan to improve the quality of learning output and social uplifting of students. Minister for Education and Professional Training Baligh Ur Rehman chaired the meeting regarding “Malala Fund” Thursday. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-02/page-14/detail-7



RMS E-11/4 Campus has new student council

The Roots Millennium School (RMS) One World Campus, E-11/4, organised the Student Council Oath-Taking Ceremony 2015 for IGCSE students in an effort to encourage young individuals to regularise student body and become responsible citizens, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343265-RMS-E-114-Campus-has-new-student-council




Rootsians pay tributes to their grandparents

The students of Roots School System, Harley Region, Ivy and DHA-I Campus paid tribute to their grandparents in a befitting manner on the Grandparents’ Day celebrations held on Thursday, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343272-Rootsians-pay-tributes-to-their-grandparents


QAU increase fee by up to 50pc

The government run Quaid+Azam University (QAU) has increased its fee by up to 50 pc. QAU, which has always remained a popular choice for middle class, high achieving students, raised their Ph.D fee by up to 50pc.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_153_001


Circular for “Education Voucher Scheme”

A circular regarding school buildings and new campuses of the schools affiliated with “Education Voucher Scheme”, has been issued by the Punjab Education Foundation.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-02&edition=LHR&id=1915334_29099674



Fee increased by Sheikhupura private schools

All the owners of private schools in Sheikhupura city, turning a deaf ear to the federal and provincial government orders, have raised their school fees.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-02&edition=LHR&id=1915503_32165713


Preparation for books

The preparation process of text books has been started. These books are to be distributed free of cost among the students according to the Education Reforms Program of CM Punjab.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-02/page-12/detail-3


Education program for special children

The officers of Special Education Department said that the programs for special education are being handled by the district government. The program which costs around Rs 2.5 lac still needs to be finalized and approved by the Planning Department.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/02-Oct-2015/273353


AIOU, NBF join hands for promotion of reading culture

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and National Book Foundation (NBF) will work together for promoting book publication and reading culture so as to provide academic input to the students in their educational pursuits.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343257-AIOU-NBF-join-hands-for-promotion-of-reading-culture




Teachers Literature Festival gets underway at Lok Virsa

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and Lok Virsa in collaboration with Oxford University Press and Open Society Foundations are organising the Literature Festival where two-day Children's Literature Festival would be inaugurated today (Friday) by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervez Rasheed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343269-Teachers-Literature-Festival-gets-underway-at-Lok-Virsa




FGCTA to elect central body on October 28

The Chief Election Commissioner of Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) Dr Waseem Ahmad Khan has announced the schedule for the election of the Central body of FGCTA for the next term of 2015-16. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-02/page-14/detail-3


Seminar stresses importance of CPEC

The Numl rector, retired Maj-Gen Ziauddin, said the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) was not a road, rail or sea linkage with China but a complete road map of the future market i.e. the Middle East, Central Asian States and Africa.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_153_002






Representatives of private schools protest against ordinance

Like other parts of Punjab, the representatives of private schools staged a protest demonstration outside the Rawalpindi Press Club (RPC) here on Thursday to pressurise the government for withdrawal of the ordinance against high fees charged from parents.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343270-Representatives-of-private-schools-protest-against-ordinance






LHC directs CCP to reply to plea over its involvement in private schools’ matter

A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought reply from the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on a petition challenging its involvement in matters of private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-02/page-14/detail-7



Class 5, 8 exams registration from 12th

Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) has announced that registration for Class-5 and Class-8 Annual Examination 2016 will commence from October 12. All government and private schools would ensure registration of their students. PEC would not charge any registration fee from the candidates. The exams are expected to be held in the first week of February 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343295-Class-5-8-exams-registration-from-12th


Needing Attention: Deplorable conditions at Pindi school

A woman teacher of Darul Islam Elementary School, Pirwadhai, told The Express Tribune here at the Lok Virsa on Thursday that the state-of-affairs at the educational institute were deplorable. Requesting not to be named, the teacher who had come to visit the Teacher’s Literature Festival said that the school was functioning in a small rented building. She said that the classrooms were so small that there was hardly any space for the teacher to stand.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/965856/needing-attention-deplorable-conditions-at-pindi-school/


Rs5.4b allocated for laptops

The Punjab government Thursday approved the establishment of National Safari Park in Salt Range and provision of laptops in fiscal year 2015-16 to the students in the province. The government has allocated over Rs5.4 billion for the provision of laptops among the students. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343282-Rs54b-allocated-for-laptops


BA/BSc supple exams from 15th

Punjab University Thursday rescheduled date of BA/BSc Supplementary Examination 2015 and now the exam will start from October 15 instead of October 8. Meanwhile, PU has awarded PhD degrees to three scholars in different subjects.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343298-BABSc-supple-exams-from-15th


COMSATS issue going in circles

The Dual Degree Programme (DDP) launched by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Lancaster University, UK in 2010 is becoming more complicated with the passage of time. Despite the all-out effort by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to find a resolve and offer various possible options within its framework and regulations to resolve this issue nothing has been agreed to resolve the issue of more than 3,000 students waiting for an outcome.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343286-Comsats-issue-going-in-circles


Technical Education is key to success

Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana said that technical education is a key to success for our youth and can eradicate both poverty and ignorance.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/02-10-2015/p5/story.aspx?param=fani.JPG



China`s national day marked at UAF

The 66th National Day of China was marked at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Thursday. Dr Ahmed said 500 UAF students would be sent to China for education, adding the UAF was working with 13 Chinese institutes in the areas of research and academia.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_178_008


10,000 PhDs to pass out in next 10 years in Pakistan: Ahsan

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal addressed as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the three days (30 September to 2 October 2015) International Workshop on ‘Sustainable Agriculture Water Management in a Changing Environment- A special Focus on Olive Tree’, here at Pir Mehr Ali Shah - Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343271-10000-PhDs-to-pass-out-in-next-10-years-in-Pakistan-Ahsan




BSEK office raided over exam record tampering

An anti-corruption team raided Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) over tampering in the record examination in recruitments and yearly exam results since five years on Thursday. A high level corruption can be witnessed during matriculation and intermediate results, the parents and private schools for their reputation taking highest numbers, so that they offers about 1 million and over to the BSEK authorities involved in raising numbers and positions of various students yearly during final results sources confirmed. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-02/page-3/detail-0






School of 150 students evacuated after auction

New Model School in Shershah Market was evacuated and the furniture was thrown out, when a private group claimed ownership of the land on Thursday. “The school has been running for the last 50 years,” Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) education director Bilal Manzar told The Express Tribune. He claimed that the school property was rented since the beginning. It is run by the KMC and has a total of 150 students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/965827/school-of-150-students-evacuated-after-auction/


Forward thinking: 400 teachers come together to improve standard of education

Teaching is a profession that needs knowledge, experience and the willingness to learn more, said principal of the Habib Girls School, Nargis Alavi, explaining why experience without learning anything new is useless.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/965821/forward-thinking-400-teachers-come-together-to-improve-standard-of-education/


Chairman Secondary Education Board struggling for master’s degree

After government’s amendments in minimum criteria of Master’s Degree for the Chairman Board, the Chairman Secondary Education Board Karachi, Akhtar Ghouri is working hard to get a Master’s degree.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-02/page-2


Chairman Board Karachi holds two posts

The Chairman Secondary Education Board, Akhtar Ghouri has been identified to be working simultaneously at two different positions which include chairmanship of board and secretary governor Sindh.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-02/page-2


Superintendent Education acquitted

Special court for Insidad e Rishwatstani has acquitted the Superintendent of Education Department Hyderabad due to lack of evidence. The Superintendent was arrested on account of allegations of corruption.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=09_06.gif


Principals Conference at AKU

Agha Khan University organized a first of its kind conference of principals. Oxford University Press collaborated for the organization of the conference. The aim was to discuss possible strategies for improvement of education in the region. The principals concurred that an innovative teaching methodology was a need of the hour.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=11_01.gif


Seminar of Supreme Court’s Decision about Urdu Language

In a Seminar on “Supreme Court’s Historical Decision to implement Urdu”  Dr Mubin Akhtar, FUUAST said that by implementing Urdu as official language will not compromise the English language. Dr Mubin said that it’s a historical decision.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=11_05.gif


Envoy asks Pakistani students to avail Russian scholarships

The Consul General of Russian Federation to Karachi, Oleg N Avdeev has invited local students to take advantage of educational scholarships offered to them by his country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-02/page-15/detail-3




Legal education by Ziaullah Ranjah

No effort for legal reform can succeed without improving our legal education system. The Higher Education Commissionmust review its policy regarding law schools` procedures for new registration and admission, and provide guidelines on the syllabus. Law schools must learn from other seats of legal learning in developed countries.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_009_002


Duplicitous Degrees

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has claimed that the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is charging Rs1.3 million per student for a ‘worthless’ dual degree. During a briefing to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), HEC chairman said CIIT did not consult with them before they launched this programme - a dual grade from CIIT and Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-02/page-6/detail-1


Dismal situation of education sector by Amna Watto Qasoori

Education, health, peace and security to the citizens are some of the core responsibilities of any government. Unfortunately, the government in Pakistan has failed at large to provide these basic rights to its citizens. The government’s ordinance on fee hike issue by private schools is a political maneuver that holds little but no value in terms of substantial impact.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103095226&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151002


Education for all; How? by Mazhar Barlas

Property and commercial taxes on health and education facilities should be exempted by the government. In addition to this, the security arrangements for private educational institutions should be provided for by the government.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=08_07.gif


Letters to the Editor


Teachers` salaries

In regards to my colleagues whose services have been hired by the Government of Punjab to educate and train students studying at GICs and GCCs, their salary for the month of September has been paid through the district accounts office concerned. However, the payment for July and August is still pending.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2015_009_010


Education reforms

The civil society is up in arms against the decision of private schools to raise tuition fees. The government needs to do some soul-searching and try to improve the standard of educational institutions in the public sector. Why are schools in the public sector not functioning properly? Why have they been allowed to deteriorate? 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-343360-Education-reforms

Regional Press:



Merging of schools; Ombudsman asks EDO’s reply to an application

The representative of Punjab Ombudsman, in response to an application filed by a resident against merging of a boy’s school with a girl’s school District Dera Ghazi Khan, has asked the EDO Dera to give response to the said application.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10


Case registered against person trying to abuse student

A case has been registered against a man who tried to abuse a 12 year old student in District Rahim Yar Khan. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14


School lacking basic facilities
The Government Boys School Qeemaywala Ada Faqirwali, Tehsil Kot Chutta, District Dera Ghazi Khan established in 1982 is without a boundary wall, classrooms, furniture and sufficient teachers.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14


Transmission wires over school not removed

The electricity transmission lines over Government Primary School Malikpur near Tranda Mohammed Panah, District Bahawalpur have not been removed despite several reminders to the WAPDA officials by the Headmaster of the school.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


44 children molested by headmaster and teachers during 9 months

44 children, boys and girls, have been molested by Headmasters and teachers of the schools of South Punjab during the past 9 months. A teacher has been recently terminated and arrested and the entire staff of the school was transferred by Deputy Secretary Education.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Dour, Multan, Page No.1


Residents protested against Headmaster’s corruption

The residents of Chak No.91/DB, District Bahawalpur have given an application to the Director Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur to carry out a neutral enquiry against Headmaster of the Government High School for selling school trees and rubble of the old school building.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Dour, Multan, Page No.3


Lahore High Court asks views on high school fees

The Lahore High Court has asked Government of the Punjab and PEF to submit their views on the issue of high fees structure of the private Schools.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Dour, Multan, Page No.1


Teacher assaults 11 year female student

The Deputy Secretary Education Mr. Meher Mushtaq Siyal arrived at the Government Primary School Chak No.86/M Jalalpur Pirwala District Multan, where the parents and village people were demonstrating against the sexual assault of an 11 year female student by the school teacher Abid Sipra.  The entire school staff was transferred, while the culprit was arrested. The medical report proved him guilty of the alleged crime.   

Complete Story: Daily NayaDaur, Multan, Page No.08


75,000 students out of schools in Punjab

A report has disclosed that 75,000 students of 1200 schools enrolled under the enrolment campaign in Punjab are out of school.  The officials of the Education Department had been presenting fake reports of child enrolment to the CM Punjab, and the Punjab Government had been getting grants of billions of rupees from the foreign donors.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8


3000 schools of south punjab to be merged

The Government of Punjab has decided to merge the schools situated within the parameters of one kilometer and 3000 Schools of South Punjab will also be merged into other nearby Schools.

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


AC Khanpur pays spontaneous visits to schools; 2 teachers found absent

The Assistant Commissioner Khanpur paid a spontaneous visit to Government Primary School Basti Azmat Mouza Wagawan in District Rahim Yar Khan and found two teachers absent from the School.  He marked the said teachers absent and advised the EDO for serious action.

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


1000 teachers got membership of Punjab Teachers Union

The Secretary Information Punjab Teachers Union declared to the media that 1000 teachers of the District Rahim Yar Khan had become members of the said Union.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Colleges must have lecturers for Statistics, Economics, Philosophy and Geography

Chaudhry Mr. Tariq Iqbal, the Tehsil President of Tehrik-e-Insaf, has demanded that the Punjab Government must have vacancies for lecturers of Statistics, Economic, Philosophy and Geography so that students doing their M. Phil in the subjects could have jobs in colleges. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-01/page-11




Thieves steal school furniture

Government Primary School village Syeed Pur near Faridabad is in deplorable condition. Students are compelled to sit on the ground and study. The villagers have declared that school building has been left in critical condition by the education department. The school furniture has been stolen by unidentified thieves. The villagers demanded for the repair of building and availability of furniture.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130316636&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151002



Education department staff protests for release of salaries

The lower staff of Education Department in District Shikarpur agitated against the accountant of District Accounts Office. They organized a protest rally from Lakhi Dar Primary School to Press Club demanding for the release of their salaries. They alleged that accountant Mr. Kaleem Ul Allah Shaikh took bribe from the employees and supported them with double IDs.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130316705&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151002


Girls school construction work left incomplete

The construction work of Government Girls School Qubo Saeed Khan, District Qamber Shahdadkot has been left incomplete by the contractor. The residents protested for the completion of construction work.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_02102015013742.jpg



Suspended teachers continue hunger strike for restoration

The primary teachers from Sakrand, District Nawabshah continued their protests for their restoration. They were suspended in 1998. They warned higher authorities to take notice of the issue, the failure of which will result in the extension of their protests. Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_02102015014156.jpg


School roof collapsed; eleven students injured

Eleven students have been injured as a result of to the collapse of school roof at Government High School Piraylo in District Khairpur Mirs and have been shifted to a nearby hospital for first aid.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_02102015014118.jpg




Secretary Education takes notice of corruption

The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has taken notice of corruption in the Education Department Taluka Khairpur Nathan Shah. He has suspended Taluka education officer Mr. Ghulam Hussain Panhwar and two office clerks.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-02/news/page8/1%20(36).htm


Scholarship stipend distributed among poor students

The Chairman Sindh Zakwat Council Mr. Zahid Qaurban Alvi distributed scholarship cheques among 29 poor students of Government Degree College Kali Mori, Hyderabad.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103094465&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151002



DEO visits schools of District Sijawal; 19 teachers suspended

The DEO Education, Mr. Ghulam Qadir Wasan visited different schools of the District Sijawal accompanied with a civil society organization ALAST.  During his visit to the schools, he suspended 19 ghost teachers and issued orders to stop salaries of several ghost teachers. It has been reported that currently, 392 schools in the district are non-functional.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Sukkur Education Board declared intermediate results

The Education Board Sukkur has declared the results of intermediate Arts, Commerce and Home Economics for the year 2015.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg




Chief Secretary revamped 14 suspended teachers

The Chief Secretary Sindh Mr. Muhammad Siddique Memon has restored 14 suspended teachers of District Mirpurkhas. The teachers were suspended in the month of October 2014 by the Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. The notification of their restoration has been issued.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/02-10-2015/Page2/P2-5.jpg


Ghost teachers restored through political favoritism: Secretary Education

The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has shown concern over the orders of the restoration of teachers by the Chief Secretary. He said that teachers have been restored based on political favoritism and that political involvement has brought a death blow to Sindh education. He further added that restored teachers would be deputed in Machar colony and Baba Bat Karachi as a punishment.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/02-10-2015/Page2/P2-6.jpg


Every girl should have books and pens in her hands: Asu Bai

The Malala of Sindh, Ms. Asu Bai has said in her statement that she dreams of seeing books and pens in the hands of every girl. She belongs to Kunri, District Tharparkar where she has been running a school for the local children on her own. She has recently returned from America after attending invitation by Ms. Malala Yousafzai. Asu also said that Sindh Education is far from modern requirements as compared to America.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/02-10-2015/Page3/P3-7.jpg


NTS test pass teachers protest for salaries

The NTS test pass teachers from Taluka Mehar organized a long march protest for release of salaries. They declared before media that they had been fulfilling their duties since their joining in the schools but their salaries had not been issued yet.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/02-10-2015/Page5/P5-45.jpg


School for impaired students a host to problems

The only school for impaired students in Khan Pur, Disrict Shikarpue is a host to several problems. The school was established in higher secondary school building for special students, but since its inception only four teachers have received salaries for two months, whereas the lower staff has been deprived of salaries for the last ten months. It is also exposed that officers of the special education have been involved in huge corruption and active to close the school in order to hide their corruption.

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School roof collapsed: peon injured

The building of Government Primary School Masu Bhurgri, District Hyderabad has been in a deplorable condition for a while now. The school roof collapsed and resulted in the injury of a school peon. The students, however, remained safe from the incident due to break time.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130316311&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151001




Suspended teachers continue hunger strike for restoration

The primary teachers from Sakrand continued their protests for their restoration. They were suspended in 1998. They warned higher authorities to take notice of the issue, the failure of which will result in the extension of their protests.

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Villagers stood against closure of their school

The residents of village Meehanl Khan Ujan, District Khairpur Mirs near Kotdiji protested against the closure of their village primary school. They declared that teachers were drawing salaries, but they were not willing to attend school.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130316358&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151001


Sindh University Jamshoro remains closed after Eid holidays

The University of Sindh Jamshoro could not commence classes after long Eid Holidays. The teachers and professors have not showed up at the school after the holidays and the university management has been silent on account of the suspended classes.

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STP and PTI protested against trespassers on school buildings

The local trespassers of Ghulam Allah tried to capture the buildings of Government Boys Primary School and Girls School Ghulam Allah in District Tando Allahyar. On account of this incident, STP and PTI members protested against them and urged the government to take notice of the issue and resolve it on immediate basis.

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Violation in teachers’ recruitments in NTS

The NTS recruitments for teaching posts have been under violation. Most of the deserving candidates have been left behind while others have been recruited based on fabricated profiles. Several ghost teachers have also been appointed in closed schools. The deserving candidates have declared before media that they possessed material evidence on corruption by the authorities.

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Schools closed due to unavailability of children: TEO Deeplo

The Taluka Education Officer Deeplo, District Tharparkar explained in his statement that some of the schools in the taluka are closed due to unavailability of children.

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DEO directs to stop salaries of 794 teachers

The District Education Officer Qamber Mr. Haq Nawaz Durani, District Qamber Shahdadkot, announced that the teachers, who fail to submit their original degrees by October, would not receive their salaries. Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/01-10-2015/Page2/P2-33.jpg




EDO Chaghi visits different schools; outrage over absent teachers

The District Education Officer Chaghi Mr. Haji Amanullah Khan Notaizai and Haji Ataullah paid spontaneous visits to Government Middle School Qili Malik Noor Bux and other Girls & Boys Primary schools in District Chaghi and expressed outrage over absent teachers. Four teachers from Government Middle School Qili Malik Noor Bux & three from other schools were absent. The EDO said that strict action would be taken against absent teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Post of Principal in Kalat Model High School vacant

Mr. Ghulam Farooque Mengal of BNP & Councilor of Municipal Committee Kalat, said in statement that the post of Principal is vacant in Kalat Model High School since 2011 and other positions of teachers still fall vacant which is regrettable. He said that the provincial government is claiming for Education emergency while the ground realities are quite different, he urged Government to appoint Principal for Educational Development in Kalat Model High School.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Students protest against closure of schools

The Education Action Committee Bulaida Zamaran protested in front of Commissioner Makran Office in District Kech, against the closure of schools.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Provincial government striving for education: National party

The Government Teachers Association delegation from District Kech met with Secretary National Party & Ex-MNA Mr. Dr. Yaseen Baloch and briefed him about teacher’s issues and demanded for the establishment of AG office in Makran division. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Assembly members criticized over private schools

The opposition member, Mr. Shahid Rauf said that in the private schools of Baluchistan, The curriculum being taught to children deviates from the one recommended by the government boards which is creating problems for the students. The Education Advisor Mr. Raza Barech said that in the current year, students from such schools will be allowed to appear in the board examinations, however, from next year onwards, permission to do so will not be granted.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Meritocracy is eyewash: BS

Mr. Javeed Baloch of Baloch Student Organization said that the educational emergency in Baluchistan is no less than fabrication. He said that merit is violated in NTS test result declaration and results are forged in exchange for bribes. Meritorious candidates are deceived and rights of legitimate people are violated especially in the merit list of Mastoong. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


NTS test position holders deprived of jobs

The position holders of different wards in NTS test have been deprived of jobs, which is a violation of merit and of public services rules. Aspirants demanded CM Baluchistan to create teacher vacancies for position holders.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Steps will be taken for betterment of Education: DDO Chalton town

The Deputy District Education Officer, Chalton Town visited different schools and inspected cleanliness, education imparting process and met with parent committees and teachers for the resolution of school issues. He said that all basic facilities will be provided to schools at the earliest for the uplift of education standard in province.

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Chief Minister calls teachers appointment through screening test a miracle

The Chief Minister Baluchistan Mr. Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has declared the appointment of teachers through screening test of NTS not less than a miracle. During the appointment letters distribution ceremony, he said that it was a great challenge for the incumbent government to fulfill the promise of promoting merit and transparency, but it has been able to do so successfully. He added that the appointment of meritorious people in Education Department through NTS is a long lasting positive step for the betterment of education.

Complete Story: Daily Intekhab Hub, Quetta, Page No. 01

Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 01



High fees of private schools should be reduced

Mr. Shameem Ahmed Pathan said that the exorbitant fee structure of private schools should be restructured along the lines of affordability and that education, in the present age, has become a commodity due to which the poor & average people are unable to provide education to their children. He added that no quota in such high fee structured schools exists for the poor children. He urged the provincial government and education department for effective measures against owners of such schools.

Complete Story: Daily Intekhab Hub, Quetta, Page No. 02



Merit violation in NTS & abundance of ghost Teachers: Abuzar Achaqzai 

The candidates who passed NTS test with flying colors are still unable to get offer letters because of unions in education department. On the other hand, ghost teachers are innumerable in education department which is a violation of merit and is injustice with NTS passed candidates. Mr. Abuzar Achaqzai said that the government should insure transparency in selection process so that meritorious people should come forth, as the selection of meritorious people will be beneficial for candidates as well as for the education department.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 03


Measures for improvement of Education Department: Dur Muhammad Langho

The President Watan Teachers Association Baluchistan Mr. Dur Muhammad Langho has said that many expectations were tied to the incumbent government but regrettably, the government has not proved fulfilled these expectations. He pointed out that junior staff is appointed on the administrative posts meant for seniors and urged the provincial government to effective measures for the improvement of the education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2015/Quetta/page10.asp


Pashtoonkhuwa Student Organization demand for cancellation of fee hike

The Pashtoon Khuwa Student Organization has demanded in press release that increment in fee structure of University of Information & Technology should be cancelled given that due to financial restrains, people are unable to pay high fees. IT University in present year has increased fees in different disciplines of Engineering and Non-engineering department. University administration should take back its decision of fees increment.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Secretary Education demands EDOs to display NTS merit list

The Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar has recommended to all district EDOs of Baluchistan that they should display lists of NTS pass teachers in their offices on 1st October and the final list should be prepared soon.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2015/Quetta/page2.asp




Demand for university

The poor students of Malakand Agency, Bat Khela, cannot bear the hostel expenses and traveling cost for the purpose of higher education. The demand for the establishment of a university in Bat Khela, which is home to a population of 6 lac people, has been raised.
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-10-01


Students protest against shortage of teachers

The students of Pattan Kohistan Government Degree College blocked the main Kara Kurram road against the shortage of the teaching staff in the college.  They burnt tires on the road and blocked the main road for extended time which adversely affected the traffic on the main road. They declared that their Biology, English and Chemistry teachers have been consistently absent for extended durations. Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Teacher of Kohat High School absent for last two years

The Arabic teacher of Government High School Jarma, in District Kohat was found to have remained absent from school for the last two years while receiving salary without duty. The residents have submitted applications to the education department on this account, but no response has been observed.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Naas, Peshawar, Page No. 08

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 08


Health and hygiene clubs to be established in schools

The Chief Executive Officer, Water & Sanitation Services, Peshawar, Engineer Mr.  Naeem Khan committed to raise public awareness on health and hygiene so as to achieve the goal of a healthy environment. The staff of WSSP and school students jointly will make their efforts in this regard. He added that the students of schools have been given special training for this purpose.
Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02


Students’ societies to be established in educational institutes

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to establish students’ societies in the educational institutions for the enhancement of students’ educational skills and self-confidence. The summary for the project has been sent to Chief Minister for the final approval. Students will be graded on account of their activities at these societies.
Complete story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 08


Committee formed to examine utilization of renovation grant

The District Director of Karak has set up a committee for the analysis of conditional grant that has been invested in the renovation of educational institutes and has also given a deadline of a month to the department of public health to make government institutes free from the monopoly of specific people.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-09-30


Technical Educational Institute facing downfall

The Technical Educational Institute of KPK is facing downfall due to the negligence on part of thre government. In 1978, during the reign of ANP, the institute was converted into a hostel and no steps have been taken by the incumbent government for its restoration.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02


Marking scandal of Mardan Educational Board

Parents and students got worried when a marking system scandal of Mardan Educational Board surfaced and urged the government to punish the responsible people. They said that the few students who have submitted an application for rechecking have benefitted in terms of higher marks while several others have been subjected to injustice at the hands of the concerned authorities.

Complete story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02


More than 500 schools confined to destruction in FATA

Mr. Zar Ali Khan, the Coordinator of Child Rights Movement FATA, has said in a Press Conference that the 18th amendment has given the right of education to every citizen, and so the government and all relevant institutions should play their due role for the betterment of the education system in FATA. He said that more than 500 schools have been destroyed in FATA due to political instability and unrest. He urged the government to restore non-functional schools and establish new educational institutions according to the demand paradigm.

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