2nd May 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Students of FSC-1 given FSC-2 question paper

During FSC-1 examination of home economics, after realizing that students have been given FSC-2 exam paper, controller examination rather than cancelling the exam, gave students an emergency question paper.  

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104163815&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170430


Private schools reject notices over assessment exams

The Private Educational Association, Kohat (PEAK) has rejected the show cause notice issued to schools by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education for not participating in the class 5th assessments.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=30_04_2017_183_008


Improved facilities at government schools attract students

Parents have started withdrawing their children from private schools and putting them into the public sector educational institutions owing to improved teaching methods and facilities in the latter.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_05_2017_183_007


Teachers protest alleged victimisation

The members of Tanzeem Asatza staged a protest against the government outside Press Club here on Monday to call for a halt to the alleged victimisation of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/5-2-2017/page4.asp



K-P to hire only women as primary school teachers

Acting on a proposal made earlier this year, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has approved that only female teachers will be hired in government-run primary schools across the province.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705010052&EN_ID=11201705010023&EMID=11201705010010


Public schools in Lower Dir go solar

Rs 200 million have been spent to shift 1543 public schools in Lower Dir to solar energy.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104165472&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170501


Education package for students coming from low-income households

Sub-Divisional Education Officer Mardan, Abdul Haleem distributed prizes and educational package for students during a prize distribution ceremony at a local primary school.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104165476&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170501  


Only female teachers to be appointed in primary schools

KPK government has taken the decision to appoint only female teachers in primary schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-02/page-12/detail-34




No nation can develop without education: Meer Zia Langove

Tribal and Political leader, Meer Zia Langove said that the Baloch community should act coherently and without education, no nation can prosper.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/307889-todays-print-city-news




1195 schools in FATA destroyed due to terrorism

Director Education FATA, Hashim Khan Afridi said approx. 1195 schools have been destroyed in FATA due to terrorism of which 1000 schools have so far been rebuilt.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104167352&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170502


AJKs ad hoc teachers want their services regularsied

Ad hoc teachers from AJK have asked the government to make their services permanent and be exempted from going through NTS.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_05_2017_004_005




Non-profit organisations playing vital role in spreading education: Maleeha

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, has lauded The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a charitable organization providing quality education to underprivileged children in Pakistan, for its contribution in addressing the country’s education crisis.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/29-Apr-2017/maleeha-lauds-efforts-of-non-profit-organizations-for-spreading-education-in-country



Intermediate exams from 6th

The higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) annual exams 2017 under the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will start on May 6.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_05_2017_153_007




Ban imposed on transfer of teachers

The Punjab Education Department has imposed a ban on transfer and recruitment of teachers for the government education institutions across the Rawalpindi Division.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11320/82717


20,000 students in Rawalpindi Division to get laptops

 The Punjab government has now purchased over 0.1 million new laptops worth Rs 7 billion to distribute in selected areas, including Rawalpindi Division.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11320/82710



Rs 290 million released for FDE pensioners

The government has eventually released Rs290 million to clear the long-pending salaries of the daily-wage staff serving in various educational institutions being overseen by the federal directorate of education (FDE). However, the amount has been released from special grant of Rs400 million allocated for constructing boundary walls and repairing the damaged schools.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/01/rs290-million-released-for-fde-pensioners/


1000 guards to be appointed in schools

In order to protect facilities such as science and computer labs, 1000 guards are going to be appointed in different schools in District Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104167490&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170502 




Punjab mulls ban on soft drinks in schools

The Punjab food watchdog is assessing a proposal to ban carbonated drinks in school canteens to address the growing health problems associated with high sugar intake among children.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705010080&EN_ID=11201705010034&EMID=11201705010016


Delay in educators’ recruitment irks candidates

The candidates have expressed their anguish over prolonged delay in recruitment of Educators led by local authorities despite completion of the process.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=30_04_2017_178_001


Zamindara Public High School: Rural Punjab’s first high school

With its perfect past and long history of imparting education, Government Zamindara Islamia High School —the first high school in rural areas of  United Punjab ­— needs immediate attention of the authorities.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1397153/zamindara-islamia-high-school-rural-punjabs-first-high-school/


Evening shifts to be started in 348 schools

Govt to upgrade primary schools in areas without middle or higher secondary schools. Rs 600 million released for repair, reconstruction of 178 schools

Complete story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-29/lahore/11284/82344


Delays hitting e-library

An e-library is being constructed adjacent to the sports gymnasium along Bhimbher Road. The Punjab government’s project was launched two years ago with Rs30 million. The project has consistently been facing delays.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_05_2017_178_009


Shahbaz increases Punjab Education Endowment Fund by Rs 5bn

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has announced an increase of Rs 5 billion in the budget of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) from July 1. CM said that with the addition of Rs 5 billion, the total volume of endowment fund would increase to Rs 23 billion. He was addressing an awareness programme about PEEF at University of Sargodha today.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/04/29/cm-announces-increase-of-rs-5-billion-in-the-peef-budget/


Minister in favour of knowledge based education

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ehsan Iqbal has stressed the need for the promotion of knowledge-based education and personality building of students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-01/page-22/detail-2



Primary school headmistress misbehaves with position holders

Headmistress of Primary School Dhok Fatah misbehaved with position holders.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-01/page-4


Call for making Punjabi compulsory subject at secondary level

Punjabi Parchar, an organisation for the promotion of Punjabi language, Sunday organised Bisakhi Mela (spring festival) at the Punjabi Complex. Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, a Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Auriga Group chairman participated in the festival as chief guests.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11330/82756



Training given to examination invigilation staff

Due to the examinations of Secondary Board Lahore coming up, trainings are being given to the invigilation staff

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/307763-todays-print


Parents should educate their children: Abdul Rauf

During admissions of 1st year students at Superior Science Higher Secondary School, Muzaffargarh, Principal Abdul Rauf Chaudry said parents should educate their children in order to secure their future.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104168488&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170502  (Total 7 stories)




Teachers not allowed to hold rally outside Bhuttos’ mausoleum

Police stopped several hundred primary schoolteachers from holding a sit-in outside the Bhutto’s mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh Bhutto on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_05_2017_117_003 



Padidan: Construction of Girls Degree College still incomplete

A Girls Degree College at Padidan has been incomplete for the past 5 years, despite the approval of Rs 95 million for its construction.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/307819-todays-print  


There will no summer camps in private and public schools this summer

The decision to not have summer camps in both public and private schools this season is due to private schools taking exorbitant amount of fees.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104166748&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170501


Seven Pakistani students win gold medals

Seven students of a private school have won gold medals at an event aiming to solve the most pressing problems of the world.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_05_2017_116_004


Teenage migrant labourers lose their childhood in Karachi’s Machar Colony Slum

Every morning when most of the children leave their home for school, teenager Asef ur Rehman, rushes to a fish processing factory to work instead of going to school as helper to the workers in the factory.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-02/lahore/11338/82915


Former employee of Education dept protests

A former employee of Department of Education, Mirpur Khas, Qasid Shahid protested due to being forcefully retired.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/307748-todays-print


Schools lacking basic facilities: Child Rights Advocacy Network

Members of Child Rights Advocacy Network, Nawabshah, during a press conference at press Club said that 22.6 million children in Pakistan are out of school whereas around 2,000 are out of school in Nawabshah.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/307749-todays-print


‘National Book Fair’ held

‘National Book Fair’ was held in different schools of Karachi.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/307757-todays-print  


Cheating continues in Inter examinations

Cheating is ongoing in examinations conducted by Higher Secondary Education Board. Due to lack of proper furniture, students are sitting close to each other during exams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-01-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=307231  




98 students caught while cheating

Photocopy shops have been selling solved examination papers for Rs 200-300. Invigilators have caught around 98 students in Hyderabad while cheating and were asked to leave the examination halls.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104161520&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170429





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